Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Poetry Thursday 391 - No Smart Teeth

It's been a busy week including Harry and Meghan leaving the Royal family, Boots charging patients for drug deliveries if they are not online, and replacement parts for humans.

No Smart Teeth

We live in the 21st century,
drive cars to which we can talk,
home voice control induces lethargy,
soon there’ll be no need to walk.

Google will answer my questions,
Alexa trains me in skills,
they even make food suggestions,
and name cures for a plethora of ills.

Humans are conquering the universe,
travelling faster than ever on Earth,
global warming we are putting in reverse,
and fighting disease for all we are worth.

And yet in this technological era,
when it comes to matters of the mouth,
we have left advanced agenda,
and progress is going south.

At 21people had their teeth out,
it seems an odd sort of present,
I suppose to avoid future fall out,
associated pain and any dental ailment.

Nowadays, 100 years later,
technology this area has avoided,
plastic and chrome fills the crater,
and smart teeth as yet are belated.
©David L Atkinson January 2020

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