What did the doctor say this time?
She said my systolic pressure was too high.
She said cut back on the coffee.
She said I need to lose those extra pounds
on my waistline.
She said I was pre-diabetic and offered
some pills for me to take.
Did she ride you hard on COVID?
Yes! She said I should take the vax.
She said her mother died from COVID
(but I don’t do guilt trips).
She said the risk of side effects
was one in a million.
She said the risk of death is too high.
What about your heart?
She said my cholesterol was too high.
She said I was due for an echocardiogram.
She said my defibrillator battery
had at least six years left on it.
She said don’t wait another two years
before making an appointment.