My resilience is fading,

But I try to hold it tight.

I had this kind of discomfort

Many times before.

I just did not think

The problem would again return,

Especially from

Long before.

I am visiting

The Tooth Fairy

Every week,

And that upsets

Me the most.


–Hilda Lebedun

(Sept. 2012; rev., Feb. 2013)

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