A Podiatry Fairy tale…


The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, October 4, 2021

A Podiatry Fairy-tale

by Adam Possner

This little piggy went to market,

this little piggy stayed home,

and this little piggy, well, he’s sick

poor guy, got a case of the

fungus-BigBad Trichophyton

blew hyphae under his nail,

turned it to porridge,

ragged like a witch’s tooth

or hunchbacked troll,

horrid as an unkissed toad.

Probably caught it from someone’s slipper.

The crystal ball of randomized, controlled,

double-blind trials shows half of such nails

will magically change from ugly duckling

to sleeping beauty by the stroke of twelve

weeks of Lamisil taken orally.

It’s no genie in a bottle,

no knight in shining armor

,just your best chance for

a happy ending.
“A Podiatry Fairy-tale” by Adam Possner MD. © Adam Possner. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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