My penmanship sucks. So does my typing. I’ve been this way since seventh grade...
Well all right, well all right
We’ll live and love with all our might.
My penmanship sucks. So does my typing.
I’ve been this way since seventh grade.
But this morning I couldn’t recall the name
of that bomb-crazy Air Force general
Curtis LeMay who wanted to blast Vietnam
back to the stone age. Well, all right
my wife tells me, Just another normal, age-
related change in memory. But I never forget
patients’ stories, their drugs and dosages,
every co-pay, deductible, and tiered pharmacy
benefit insurance companies use to bully me
like hoods hanging out behind Lubbock
High, mocking me with names like “prescriber”
and “provider” when they know I’m a doctor,
helpless as the moment a medic at a military
physical gropes your groin and orders, “Turn
your head and cough,” me just another Boomer
flying through the corporate spawn of LeMay’s
cluster bombs, refusing to go down like
Buddy Holly over Clear Lake, still practicing
three chord rock, practicing with all my might.poe