life, poetry

Out Of The Mouths of Doctors

Your blood is
highly uncooperative.
If you were my daughter,
I honestly wouldn’t know what to do with you.
I’ve decided that you are not currently in crisis
because you’re wearing clean jeans,
so you’re free to go!
You have a very shy cervix.
I would let you borrow my pen
but you’ll probably steal it so…
Either my blood pressure monitor is broken
or you’re on the cusp of death right now.
It’s funny because you look normal.
You can live without water,
stop complaining.
Are these from rough sex
or do you always bruise like a peach?
Look at the state of you. It’s such a shame,
you could look really pretty if you made a bit of effort.
We’ve run out of vegetarian options
so I’ve brought you 4 pots of jelly.
Yeah, you don’t seem stupid enough to fall pregnant.
You can press this buzzer any time you need help,
but please don’t press it, it’s annoying.
At least when you’re mentally ill,
life is never boring!

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3 thoughts on “Out Of The Mouths of Doctors

  1. Did you submit this to the chronic illness anthology that indie blue is doing? If you didn’t you should consider doing so. You can send to me and I will send it on. The deadline is past but I can still get it read. I’d love you to be in that anthology. LMK? Email – candicelouisa@rocketmail.com with that poem and any other on same subject and with your bio or I can use the one we used in WWNBS? xo I believe in your writing and you.

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