Poemdog

Dogs 2018

SELF MD
(1/18/18)

most bodily
dysfunctions
can be traced
to some current
event

if disease
we've been
infected

if injury
we've had
an accident

there are
standard remedies
for most

but the myriad
of other maladies
can remain somewhat
the mystery

shady symptoms
our only clues

some
due simply
to changes
in habit

if the discomfort
is minimal

we are afforded
the time
to Easter egg
our solution

we begin
eliminating
any recent additions
to our lifestyle
one at a time

physical

nutritional

pharmaceutical
changes

if the distress
is more critical
the shotgun
approach
provides quicker
relief

we eliminate
everything

then wait

hoping
for the condition
to fade

we know
best
after all

no professionals
live with us

they know not
our daily routines

if we relay
this information
we are mostly
ignored

if our
minor agonies
do not end

there's always
the real doctor

or death

often
one
in the same