My doctor has examined me

20 Feb

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My doctor has examined me

He is man of great learning and deep understanding.

He is old and wise, and certificates on his wall attest to his vast and eclectic knowledge. Anatomy, psychiatry, psychology, neurology. Surgery, geometry, chemistry, philately, campanology.

He took deep soundings from my pulse. He listened carefully to my heart. He examined my body with clever hands, the strength of my muscles, the structure of my bones, the conductivity of my nerves, the light on my eyes. He considered tendons, ligaments, cartilage. 

He had me listen to indistinct sounds. He made me recall half-forgotten scents.  He insisted I recite my darkest poetry.

He made my reflexes dance

He asked me questions, recovered my dreams, investigated my hopes, pondered over my expectations. Asked pointedly about my exercise. And my patterns of sleep.

He explored my diet, my sexual inclinations, my sensual desires.  My abuse of tea. And alcohol.

When he was done he sat me down and faced me. His brow was furrowed, his mouth severe. His chin was set firm. He was serious in his approach. He was careful in his diagnosis. 

He shook his head sorrowfully, and with his fat fountain pen wrote slowly upon his pad. He solemnly handed me the page.

My doctor has examined me

He is a man of considerable reputation. I trust him completely.

My doctor has examined me. 

My doctor knows what ails me. He knows what has laid me low.

He is certain of the only thing that can make me well. His recommendation is precise and unequivocal.

My doctor has prescribed me you.

It is a repeat prescription. 

Of unlimited dose

To be taken as often

as I require.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

I wrote this a year ago. But It made me chuckle so often as I penned it then,  I have decided to post again

Art by Fabian Perez


Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Still Life


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8 responses to “My doctor has examined me

  1. Just_Libby

    February 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    He is quite thorough! Not every doctor will take it as far as cartilage… is he taking new patients?
    Also, I hope your consistent in taking your prescription…*smiles*

    Liked by 1 person

  2. terry1420

    February 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Damn, you had me so worried. Guess that means you write very well.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ecnelis

    February 20, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This was worthy of a smile, and a giggle not far on its tail. The looks I received were well worth it, and desperately the moment was needed today.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. gracefulphrase

    February 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Very clever, made me smile too

    Liked by 1 person


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