Who allocates out-patient rooms,
departments, as if body parts,
elementary, blocked canal?
Internal map, a circuit board,
old teaching aid, blood systems guide,
beside bare bones, skeleton hung.
Some bible tracts from chaplain’s rack,
to salve across the deeper wounds.
Why printed on a minor slip,
the major tear-off bit attached,
doctor’s scribble, notorious.
In crabby hand, ‘oncology’,
as numbness wears, old feeling comes,
the anaesthetic, current shock.
I know myself, so sure they’re wrong –
I’ll prove it when I come again.
Take note, that map, rack, slip all rot.
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