Waiting Room at Dermatology
“I have died every day waiting for you” plays on the overhead music– seriously!
“One step closer ” it continues — the insurance card has been processed
I sit in my awkward position facing the receptionist directly
“You didn’t have to cut me out” next song on the playlist — is that the skin cancer song?
“You’re just somebody that I used to know”
All the patients could be my grandparent
“We were sad of getting old. It made us restless”. Really? Was it the pandora dermatology station??
There’s a medicinal odor and a lot of stark whiteness
A tiny rubber tree plant and a giant bent ficus in an otherwise scantly decorated area
“You don’t have to try” come the lyrics
I’m all alone in the waiting room — everyone has been called back for now.
“Everybody here is watching you” say the lyrics
I get called back. Nurse takes a photo — I am not kidding you– lyrics:
“You look like a movie
You sound like a song
My God, this reminds me
Of when we were young
Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time
That we might be exactly like we were
Before we realized
We were sad of getting old
It made us restless
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song”
Let’s freeze this little pre-cancer …
Lyrics continue– “I was so scared to face my fears”
Overall skin check is good. Freeze off a couple spots.
See ya next year.