Poems of the Week

Academic Doctor

by Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

An Epstein asks that I, Jill Biden, stop
Continued use of “Dr.” with my name,
As I can’t hand out pills or do an op—
Doc Kissinger is handicapped the same!
Epsteinian opinion has been filed:
Man wisely once said “Doc” should not be used
If you have not delivered someone’s child—
Concerning which, of fraud I stand accused! …
Dear Mr. Epstein, though you mis-compared
Our doctorates—yours doled out free, mine earned,
Can you not see your own words have you snared?
They verify my “Doc” should not be spurned,
Once with your wise man’s sayings reconciled—
Remember I delivered my own child!