Posted for a variety of prompts:
ABC Wednesday (“S” is for . . . )
Easy Street Prompts (“scene of the crime”)
Heads or Tails (“anything you can do with your hands”)
Mad Kane (“dental”)
Three Word Wednesday (“fury,” “guilt,” and “thankful”)
Wordless Wednesday – Everyday (photo/s)
Writer’s Island (“describe the future’)
“S” is for . . . Someday?
Feeling somewhat temperamental,
Seeking benefits for dental –
“Take a number and a seat,”
Now my afternoon’s complete.
Could they rule it accidental?
Fury tempts my hands, I swear.
Maybe I’ll pull out my hair.
Moments stall like frozen cars;
Others stare in numb faux pas,
As I slump in plastic chair.
Finally, fed up to the hilt,
Pent up patience, overspilt,
I peek at the number chart,
Suddenly, a work of art.
Match my ticket, filled with guilt.
Thankful, I approach the desk,
Mugging for a shot grotesque.
“Here’s your I.D. card,” he quips,
As I think, “Do they take tips?”
But I stroll out, statuesque.
Managed health care: go for broke.
Just the wait did stress provoke.
Pent up in a crowded room,
Reeking germs like bad perfume –
That’s the ultimate sick joke.