Poetry: Waiting for the Doctor

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Waiting for the Doctor
By: Maranda Russell

Perch on the edge
kick the drawers down below
lay back
wish I had a pillow
turn to the side
curl up in a ball
poke a hole
through the thick
tissue paper cover
read the poster
about acid reflux
for the 15th time
flip onto back again
count the ceiling tiles
12 in all
play with the blood pressure
thingy on the wall
stand up
run the water in the sink
look through the cabinets
hear doorknob start to turn
hop back onto examination table
try to look innocent.

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16 thoughts on “Poetry: Waiting for the Doctor

  1. The reason I got the tag Orville Wrong, I initially tried a lot of English names which were unavailable, so because of my interest in early aviation I tried Orville Wright I was told the Wright was gone and so I became Orville Wrong!

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