THINGS THAT GIVE ME ANXIETY AT THE DOCTOR

  1. The absurdly loud clock that ticks with such authority that it could be counting down a bomb or the New Years ball drop.
  2. The weird vertical stripes upholstery on the waiting room chairs.
  3. Beige walls and blue carpet because why would you ever find that combination calming?
  4. The Ansel Adams prints*
    Which are better than Georgia O'Keefe but worse than Norman Rockwell.
  5. The expired fire extinguisher to my right.
  6. So. Many. Biohazard. Containers.
  7. My new doctor.