My doctor has examined me ….

04 Mar

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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 in 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 three years ago. But It made me chuckle so much as I penned it back then,  that I have decided to post again now. I have to admit I have had less enjoyable diagnoses and treatments from my doctor (who is actually a woman) since, but that is life.

Art by Fabian Perez


Posted by on March 4, 2019 in Poetry, Still Life


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8 responses to “My doctor has examined me ….

  1. gracefulphrase

    March 4, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Nice to see this one pop up, it does make me smile.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. patti o'malley (@OzoneparkPatti)

    March 5, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Don’t listen to your doctor..more than one dose daily

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lostgenny

    March 5, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    I’ve just left my doctor’s office…
    I think I like the one in your poem better.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. thereluctantpoet

    March 6, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 1 person


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