i am back in the radiology waiting room

for another IV and trip down MRI hell

with me there is a small frail man

skinny, haggard, face mask askew

leaning on his walker

he might be young but looks worn, ancient

he sees my Cardinals T-shirt

from somewhere deep within

his eyes brighten

and he softly says,

“Go Cubs”

7/13/18 LV
Copyright Michael Douglas Scott