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!


Revised version originally published on Hijacked Amygdala here.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Out Of The Mouths Of Doctors

    • Agreed. I’ve been told that I “think too much” but some people just don’t think at all, particularly before they speak. Writing this post made me think of this quote (by Oscar Wilde, naturally)

      “Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching.” xx

      • You don’t think too much. I’ve been accused of the same thing. Analysis is not evil. Hell, there are those who get paid to do just that. I believe that there is too little (deep and extended) thought in the world. So often people feel shallow and their lives meaningless because they don’t pursue meaningful things and rest in meaningful thought. You keep being your beautiful self.

Leave a Reply to tara caribou x

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s