Most people want nothing more than to go out right now and watch a movie, grab some popcorn or even stroll mindlessly in the park. But most of the times people don’t even know what they want. They’ve been under lockdown for only 3 months now but me? I’ve been under lockdown for almost four years now. The last time I saw the light of day was in 2016. Those were the times when I could crumble fresh pastries and warm pizzas and those greasy fries. I’ve been in my metal dressings for so long that I can’t even imagine what it’d be like when I’d be free of them.
The day I was designated for lockdown was the saddest day of my life. The choice wasn’t made by me or my owner but it was decided. It was decided that I wasn’t pretty or perfect enough for the world out there. And I secretly agree, but it wasn’t my fault I wasn’t pretty enough. With that said, I feel as if I’ve done my share of time ,yet it’s just not enough.
Each month, my owner takes me to see an expert who gives the shining ray of hope that I would soon be free of my bounds but give or take five months, I remain shackled. On each visit, the expert tightens my reins or cleans them because my ignorant owner refuses to do so. In fact she is so obsessive with her life, she forgets the most important thing! ME!
By ignorant I mean that my owner would not even take 15 minutes in the morning and 15 at night to clean me up and prep me. Even though she spends the whole day prepping to other parts of her face. Humiliated and embarrassed is what I feel when I see the expert each month, to deliver him the painstaking news of my silly owner.
Due to her incomprehension, two parts of me have been declared ill by the expert. I have to go under painstaking conditions to recover. All this because my owner can not use mouthwash or regular toothbrush. Guess that’s what happens when you’re teeth with braces.
This is my first perspective piece on my teeth. Every word of which is true. I was recently made aware of having cavities. Yikes! But what you sow is what you reap right?
Signing off and happy writing 😉