Medical Appointment

A lady friend of Merry Ted’s

Reluctantly today

Perched her rear end ‘midst sickly folks

As minutes ticked away.

She waits for nurse to call her name

Among the coughs and sneezes

Of others who may fear far worse,

Depending on diseases.

Why is it, in a waiting room,

Odd patients want to tell

The body sitting next to them

How, fully, they’re unwell?

Dismayed at overhearing

Tale of episiotomy,

Ted’s friend is very grateful

She’s here for mere phlebotomy!