David has diabetes
and every six months or so
he has to go in and have another
toe cut off.
I take him to his latest surgery
today in my cab
and he has one shoe on and
the other foot was
It is a disgusting bloated
green thing of a foot,
and he only has 3 toes left
on it.
On the top of his foot he has drawn
an arrow with a red marker
pointing to his
third toe
which is covered by a
white bandage.
At the joint of the toe
he has drawn a dotted line
with the red marker
and has written:
The doctors always appreciate
my sense of
he says.
David just likes his beer
and chocolate
better than
his toes,
and that’s the way
it is.