James Augustine

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce
lose the eye patch
haven’t you heard of Lasik?
simple eye surgery
done with a laser
to correct your weak vision
you’ve worn glasses since you were six
your doctors claimed nearsightedness
the computer that operates the laser will correct that
it’s the 21st century now, not the 19th
medicine would have controlled your fever
that doctors claim provoked  iritis that damaged your cornea
James, get Lasik, debride your cornea
restore your vision
and James, lose the hat!

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