I've Been in the Hospital

“The clocks in here, they’re a joke?”

“You’re back.

“I left?”

“For real? Yeah, couple times.”

“I needed a second opinion?”

“I’ll let you in on something: you’ll always find someone to tell you what you want.”

“What do I want?”

***

“Let’s try it again. I say, Lesion. You say, Huh? I say, What I mean is cancer. You say, Oh. Huh. Got it?”

“Sorry, Doc. I’m here for the kidney or the appendix?”

“Appendix. The kidney hasn’t happened yet.”

***

“What about the reimbursables?”

“Mm hmm.”

“The aquatic situation.”

“Deep breath in, William.”

“What am I losing this time?”

“Ready?”

“What time is it?”

“It’s ok, honey. I’m sorry to wake you.”

“Ow ow ow ow.”

“Sorry for the pinch.”

“But not for taking my blood.”

“You have no idea how much blood you don’t need.”