Poet's Notes: “Fixer Doc” will follow “Nobel Prize Valedictory” in my third collection, 17s. They demonstrate the medical profession's flip sides. “Fixer” takes off from a deceased colleague’s reality, but brings it back home to my own "addiction" to writing poetry.
Editor's Note: The "Pitiable Plea" part of the poem makes it autobiographical and obviously more personal--a nice touch. The use of alliteration works well in both parts of the poem, and the shock and awe imagery produces a visceral reaction--one of fascination, revulsion, and pity.