I wanted to choose a poem which represented something that happened during this past break from school. Originally, I settled upon a poem about Thanksgiving and the end of Autumn, but as I rested on the couch, the day after having my teeth removed, I decided that a wisdom tooth poem would be more interesting, considering that it would talk about a universal experience of pain and being high on drugs. To find this poem I literally Googled "poems about wisdom teeth removal", and this poem came up.
I chose this poem because of the use of white space and how Pearson uses this blank area to break apart words into letters in order to give the sensation of confusion. Through this technique, the author is able to show what a person goes through after having their teeth removed, especially at the end of the first stanza where the drugged subject passes out mid-thought.
Wisdom Teeth Musings - by Lauren Christina Pearson