Mad Doctor

by flammeusgladius

Mad Doctor



(for D.J.R.)



Not all disease succumbs to sanity.
You’ll need the crazy doctor in the end.
To his insane schemes you’ll at last agree.
You’ll rejoice when you see his star ascend.
The dullards he would every day offend
in med school gather naturally today
to hold him back — but how can they pretend
at this late date that their staid moves will pay?
He has them beat, whatever game they play.
Their patients really know who has the stuff.
Their therapies will simply fade away.
Their eclipse truly can’t come soon enough.
Madness will reign: of that you may be sure.
For that disease the world will find no cure.



–Tom Riley