Who's had the luck

Stephen Chinnock

21 July 2020

To visit an ophthalmologist
on a bright sunshine day
eyes full of dilating drops
a needle punched into your eye

Driving home after this intervention
is nerve wracking to say the least
after a visit to Woolworths
dinner has to happen

Tears pour down my face
not of sadness but pain
my whole body shakes
I grind my teeth

So I sit in the shade
and wait until I can read again
even viewing is off the agenda
for some hours

Tomorrow will be a new day
I’ll be able to finish my book
stinging and pain all gone
forgive me but it’ll have to be
a good bottle of red tonight!