The Doctor’s Reply
It just isn’t true
that doctors dislike poems –
they just hate poets.
A Haiku a Day
A haiku a day
helps keep the doctor away –
doctors hate poems.
I don’t know about you (I really don’t)
But, I find Waiting Rooms depressing;
People stressing, worried about undressing for the doctor (or is that just me?)
You see, I saw a lady doctor last time I was here when I was expecting…
expecting to see a man doctor!
Well, I didn’t realise until the Display Screen in the Waiting Room ran through the staff, I mean…
Doctor Ellvick (I’ve changed Dr Elliot’s name to save her blushes) was a woman, with a woman’s hands and fingers!
Well, the memory lingers.
I apologised for being a man, for being me, for being!
You see, I am of a nervous disposition at the best of times and at the worst of times.
There are patients to the left of me, patients to the right of me, but too few, by far, in front of me!
They’ll call my name in a minute, and I will walk the walk of shame to the room of unease, please let me be the recipient of a miracle cure right here, right now.
“Graeme Sandford?” she calls.
Wish me luck; G give me strength. I say (inwardly)
Is it too late to DNA?