Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Gots My Drug

Sawbones said, "You bleeding idiot. Hacking for a week is a virus. Hacking for three weeks -- with wheezing! with wakeful nights! -- is a bacteria bacterium. Take these."

Then, he threw some pills at me, some of which lodged in the various folds and crevices of my flowing garb.

And he said: "Man, why you doing this? Why you pushing on toward the dream when you should be curled up by the fire. If the revolution needs a point guard, let it bring someone off the bench."

And then he caught himself and thought.

"I know you," he said. "Oh, I know you. It's about the children, isn't it?"

And I said yeah and blushed. It's always about the children, man. Got to be.

And then he took his tongs and prodded me out the door.

10 comments:

david silver said...

sarah got me some tea, some "gypsy cold care," made by TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS. it brews for 10 minutes and seemed to work. should i bring in some?

....J.Michael Robertson said...

Yes, for my cupboard or for me funeral pyre.

david silver said...

deal.

Anonymous said...

Your OLD and decrept, thats why ur sick. Bet you sheets stink too. Sigma Phi of USF--the REAL one promise flowrs when yhou kick off!

Tmorahan said...

Hope you're feeling better. Gotta get back to the Pig.
Is this "anonymous" entity a joke? Can't be serious - can it?
No.

Peter Moore said...

Might I also suggest some Placebo Tea

And mind the warning on the box:
Consult a health care provider if you have gallstones, gallbladder or bile-duct obstruction, hialtal hernia, or acid relflux

Peter Moore said...

I guess the measure of a blog is when you start getting the frat-boy trolls.

Congratulations

....J.Michael Robertson said...

That "placebo" sounds like the nuclear option. I'm excited. As for the troll, just an old girlfriend still seeking for ways to strike back.

david silver said...

i placed two tea bags in your box on campus. not to be pushy, but drink it: it works.

....J.Michael Robertson said...

Chinese herbals. E. has slipped me some pills from her acupuncturist but I'm hesitant to take as many as advised because I'm afraid I'll end up with an erection lasting longer than four hours. (It's my understanding that this is the side effect du jour, for everything from bran flakes to three-bean salad. Second helping, anyone?)