Monthly Archives: October 2022

The Phlebotomist Shows You Her Tattoo


Some poems have meanings that are straightforward, obvious. Others carry within them a message that’s more elusive, yet somehow are still pleasing. This Poem of the Week falls into the later category. I’d be curious, my readers – what did … Continue reading

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Certain Doom at the Coffee Shop


I’m indebted to my friend Dave for another offering for the Poem of the Week. As Halloween is approaching soon, this may help set the mood. Certain Doom at the Coffee Shop Entropy is at work on meI evaporate inevitablyWe … Continue reading

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Stigma


This work for the Poem of the Week celebrates the current Weltgeist of diversity. As with any idea that stakes out absolute righteousness for itself, the Woke Movement is at risk of falling prey to fanaticism, intolerance, and many of … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall of Cursive


Remember starting school and being taught cursive handwriting, carefully spacing your letters between the lines of the paper? Though the beauty my handwriting has deteriorated quite a bit over the years (almost a requirement of being a physician), I still … Continue reading

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Ideas


This Poem of the Week is arriving a little late, and the reason is not important. Hope you enjoyed it, anyway. Ideas Ideas are like dust and lintThey ceaselessly appearChurned out dirty from the mintThey choke the atmosphereIt’s easy to … Continue reading

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Yes and No


One never wants to say “no” to life, and hope is the driving force into tomorrow, as illustrated by this Monday’s Poem of the Week. Given the vagaries of my schedule coming up in future months, from now on, this … Continue reading

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