Poems & stories

The French Remedy

-How are you feeling today? Are you eating?

Not much. I haven’t really had time…

-I can give you something for that. Have you been to the toilet?

Not much. I haven’t eaten…

-I can give you something for that.  Are you in pain?

A little, I guess I only gave birth last night…                                                             

-I can give you something for that. How’s the breast feeding? Do you need any help?

I’m okay.

-Are you sure? I can give you something for that. Here, let me check. (uninvited nipple squeeze) Ooh la-la, I see, no problem – iz good, iz good

A French hospital experience – March 2016



Quotes I like

I would be glad to know which is worst, to be ravished a hundred times by Negro pirates, to have one buttock cut off, to run the gauntlet among the Bulgarians, to be whipped and hanged at an auto-da-fe, to be dissected, to be chained to an oar in a galley; and, in short, to experience all the miseries through which every one of us hath passed, or to remain here dong nothing?

Candide (Voltaire, 1759)