I’ve just submitted an entry to the 2015 Hippocrates Initiative for poetry & medicine.


Here’s a taster of my entry “Treating ailments in our pharmacy”

Antacids for too much greasy food;

Biofeedback to monitor your every changing mood.

Codeine misuers – too numerous to count.

Diabetes, dementia – the WHO stats mount!

Depression: serious underlying condition; worsened by consequences of the global recession.

Flu’ vaccines? Yes, I’ve administered plenty. From the worried-well to the four score and twenty.

Genomics: the next healthcare therapeutic revolution.

How do asthma inhalers cause pollution?

Immunotherapy: new weaponry to battle mutative cancers

Horrible like the primal scream of a belly-dancer.

Thanks for reading and I welcome your comments x