Daily Prompt: Fantasy Lies to Survive

Tooth fairy

Tooth fairy (Photo credit: aaipodpics)

Daily Prompt: Fantasy.</p

Anticipating,
waiting,
believing,
every tooth to lose,
money to make,
mamma told me,
for goodness sake,
each tooth now gone,
the tooth fairy
is old and weary,
each gold crown,
no longer around,
and here I am

A maxillary denture.

A maxillary denture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

with perfect teeth,
called dentures

with each mouthful
I sit and laugh
of the lies of long ago,
but the dentist is richer,
as the tooth fairy fades
from the picture,
My mother only kept fantasy alive,
because fantasy helps our dreams survive.

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