A Doctor’s Questions

by Marilyn Longstaff

Tell me, Mrs Foster, what does the barometer read today?
How do the clouds look? Are they lowering?

Can you feel any dampness in the air?
Should I take my good coat?

Did you notice if the large hole in the track has been filled in?
What do you mean the farrier couldn’t shoe Dobbin?

Why did we move to the country?
Why did we believe the estate agent

when he said it was only a stone’s throw from Gloucester?
How far can an estate agent throw a stone?

Where did you put my sturdy boots?
Have you packed my lancing tools and laudanum?

How can I tell if I’ll be back for dinner?