Saturday, January 17, 2015


            Doc Martin is the model of “up-tight,”
          Knowing in every instance what is right,
            Expecting silly blockheads to comply
            With rules they seem predestined to defy.

          Not Doctor Spock but rather Mr. Spock,
            For him it’s rationality should rule:
            If only human beings were like a clock
          That’s readily adjusted with a tool.

          Louisa shows this Tin Man how a heart
            Is just as necessary as a brain
           And that he’s put his horse behind his cart,
            A practice that will drive them all insane.

           What should come first—compassion—will reveal
               The route by which all maladies may heal.