logically dismissed…

since i had had
a couple
of
rather persistent
symptoms
i decided
to visit
my local physician
who
as
is most often
the case
was
not available
but
his
physician assistant
could
see me
after
discussing my concerns
it was pointed out
that
since
it had only happened
once
it probably wasn’t
necessary
to do
further testing
given
the symptoms
for the most part
had diminished
as i reviewed
this with aunt bea
i could see
she had an opinion
about
the whole event
aunt bea
said
of course
you can see the flaw
in that type
of
logic
right
since
death
only comes
once

 

remodelling…

digital decoupage

aunt bea
for as long
as i can remember
had these
little superstitions
like
something about
a broom
and your feet
i just can’t recall
all the details
right now
but
she persisted
with her beliefs
in a number
of those types
of things
so
i asked
how she could
continue to believe
in such things
given the advances
in medicine
she looked me
square in the eye
and said
witch doctors
have traded in
their feathers
for white coats

just one more form….

we’re sorry for the inconvenience
but form 27-a does need to be completed
we regret the delay
but our government insists
that we assure
that your dying four month-old
is not a terrorist rebel
we understand the situation is critical
for
you
but forms are the lifeblood of our country
so please don’t take offense
when we require
documentation of your child’s
place of birth
and current religious
preferences
prior
to access to a cross-border hospital
further
according to form 26-b
submitted 10 days ago
and returned after careful review
as an attachment to this letter
you indicated that your child would die
in six days
if no treatment were given
please document said event
in order that we may
process your request
for medical
treatment