A Haiku About Cosmetic Dentistry (And Other Stuff)

The ads made you think
You’d need braces and bleach strips
To be seen smiling


Rules Of Conditional Acceptance:

They’re so glad to┬áhave you here
So long as you’re not too much of what you are,
And can fit yourself inside their narrow outline for one of the good ones
(Exactly one of the good ones).

But now you notice it’s feeling tight
And you’ve spent your life climbing up their pedestal
So you can be a prop:
One season change away from going out of style,
One slip away from getting knocked off.

I don’t want to be one of your good ones anymore.