just a cold

that's what he said
 its just a cold

 i waited almost an hour
 let me tell you
 how annoying
 it is
 to get to an appointment a little early
 sit in the waiting room
 for at least 15 minutes past the appointment time
 sit in the exam room
 for almost a half hour
the doctor comes in 
without even a sorry

 add to that
 the 'nurse'
 who weighed me fully clothed
 reads the scale
 take off 2 pounds for clothing

 what about my shoes? 

 asks me:

 are you unsteady on your feet 

do you feel lightheaded

 have you fallen in the past year

 so i lied about that
 since it seemed
 i fell not once but 3 times this winter
 surely have her
 sending me to assisted living
one of those obama death panels 

am i able to do for myself

do what
i wanted to ask

it was a wonder my blood pressure was normal