I want you to go with your pa to the
eye doctor, bobby, she tells me. drive him
down about quarter of eleven so
he can get his eyes di-a-lated and
doc straus can look in there real good cuz he
said somethin’ last month about your pa’s eyes
comin’ apart — scalleria or somethin’ . . .
anyway, listen and tell me what he says.
the optometrist is curious to know
how episcleritis related to
allergies had become a threat to pa’s
ocular longevity — the right eye drops,
he says, can fix that in a day or two;
cataracts is a threat, but that’s long term.
David M Pitchford
21 March 2012