The American Doctor

Cover of Planet of the and dog....

If you’re disabled you know the doctor won’t see you now; or the doctor will see you but only after you’ve abandoned your silly wheelchair. Did you know that over 70 per cent of medical offices in the United States aren’t accessible?


How many fingers am I holding up? They actual ask me that. After they’ve patted my guide dog.


Somewhere in the distance, church bells, the old fashioned medicine…


Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and my disability…


The doctor thinks he might have a hernia but he’s not going to tell anyone. He hates the body’s insults.


The doctor falls asleep and dreams of water wings.


The doctor throws white stones at the moon.


C’mon! Throw that wheelchair away! You’re not trying hard enough!

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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