The Doctor will see you now

a term that I heard many years ago.

I’ve sucked the life from many a good book
drank the text, bent the spine and made the
story written inside mine.

I have been the hero and villain, the willing
accomplice, the Mister and the Miss because I
didn’t want to waste anything.

But that’s not Frankensteining
that only happens when you’re strung out
and you take things apart to look at the pieces
not realising that it’s you in pieces and
you can’t pull yourself together.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.