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Putting Our Heads Together
Poetry Contest, 2011
 

All poems entered can be found HERE.

 

 

 

The Blind Spot
by Roey

Three months wait to see him
He must be good
Hope builds. He gains a godly status.
Medical history in hand we meet, finally.

My answers, a mantra
“Tried that, didn’t help”
Suspicion reserved for addicts he asks, drugs?
I feel the familiar sting.

I sense the impending default question
Before he utters, Psychiatrist?
“10 years, didn’t help”
Tears of frustration well.

I’ve broken my vow not to cry, again.
I hear the default phrase,
“There’s nothing I can do for you”
My heart sinks, the room spins.

I’m in a haze of familiar doom
Zombie like, I join my husband in the car
My silent rage shows,
“Again?” He says mixed with empathy and rage.

I nod, self pity surges through me
We drive without words
Then he utters his default phrase, his mantra
“We’ll just have to find another doctor."

Can I withstand more hopes dashed?
Can I wait for more research, new drugs?
Can I continue to pray to God for healing?
Can I withstand a future that may never change?

The Doctor’s bind spot
Manifests physically in me.
It heralds an impending migraine
I reach for my drugs and stifle the shame.

My mantra,
My default phrase,
My slogan,
“Tried that Doctor, didn’t help.”

 

© Roey, 2011
 


 

Last updated April 5, 2011.

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