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The Dentist


By Ivy Lunt



I’ve always relished going to the dentist--

 

the cold rooms and bright white lights

 

the jab of the needle

and bitter taste of Novocain. 

 

My teeth altered, repaired

but mouth still numb--

 

the hole I bore 

into my cheek.

 

The latex gloves I

request as a prize

 

I don’t want stickers

or gumball machine

 

treasures, just the gloves, 

thanks.



Ivy Lunt is a second-year student at CVCC. She moved to Lynchburg in August, 2020, from her hometown of Mesa, Arizona.

 

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