Tooth and Nail


Heart beats fast

Mind won’t last

Trembling thoughts

Fears not fought


Shaking legs

Inward pains

Stomach’s fried

Mouth is dry


One step in

Nerves worn thin

Sitting down

Waiting now


Called on back

Hear the facts

Numb I’ll be

And not free


One whole hour!

Tortuous hour!

Anxious hour!

Longest hour!


Laying down

Heart does pound…


After doubt

Cavity’s out

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