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.