Dr. Mitchell (Don’t Miss This New York City in Poems)

Larry sent me a book to inspire my poetry guidebook about New York City.  Maybe I’ll write it.  Here’s a poem that I’ve written parts of before.


Dr. Gerald Mitchell 448 West 57th Street 212 7926010  He doesn’t aways call you back


recommended by my friend Liz functional medicine chiropractor

knows the body one of those people he likes systems

looks a little like Crocodile Dundee  funny colored t-shirts more or less the opposite

of Doctor Doctor types like my official Cornell Weill practitioner he’s from

Jersey City Irish immigrants did not have any Ivy League aspirations

he loves life loves bodies and fixing them that’s what he does is fix them

I don’t know how but it’s a lot more pleasant than the usual experience

when I go once a year to Dr. D. I don’t know if he has any t-shirts probably not

when I go to get my annual blood tests because I am conditioned to get annual blood tests

Dr. D. is perfunctory he says How Are You but he wants a kind of literal answer

Yesterday Gerry described the life he loved his family house near Windham a cabin

he and his wife bought happy for years he shouldn’t have sold it he said

because it’s where everyone came they ate blueberry pancakes and played board games

and the house was full and when something broke, he’d fix it.


Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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