The first rule of being a doctor.
The first rule
of being a doctor
is to do no harm,
but I’m not a doctor
and my operating
on you has
not gone well.
I did not mean for this poem to be funny. But when I tweeted this I got a couple of replies from people letting me know that they had laughed. I think they thought I intended it to be funny. I did not. I intended it to provoke feelings of dread and disappointment. This is why I have stopped trying to write short stories. I don’t always convey the right tone.
This poem was inspired by a #heartsoup prompt.
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