Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Clinician’s Eye

With a clinician’s eye
My plumber has
a variegated mole on his left check
that needs attention

And the neighbor has lost
Perhaps a future along with
too much weight in the 6 months
since I have last seen her

And the rash on the boy
on the cheek
in check-
out line
pairs well  
with his slight wheezing
and shiners

But I keep my tools cast down
to myself

Minding my own clinical business