Wisdom Teeth – A Poem

for days I have been suffering
from the excruciating pain
of my growing wisdom teeth

even if I can’t see them
I know they are there
and have always been
deeply rooted in the gum
now ready to come out

I wonder
why now?
why can’t they stay inside and inactive
why must they emerge from darkness
why must they cause so much pain

perhaps pain and suffering
are inevitable for
the growth of wisdom

perhaps pain and suffering
are the cause of the growth
not the other way around