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Downtown at the pigeon hospital

I was sitting, watching the pigeons at the train station and noticed how many of them have illnesses and disabilities. There were sooty ones, fluffed ragged ones, toeless, and footless ones. There are millions of ailing birds and no one seems to notice them much. I’m sure there are a lot of people who do, but it’s not too apparent. I was just imagining the state of the healthcare system if pigeons were people. Pigeons just seem to get on with it, even being footless. It reminded me of stories I’ve heard of patients letting their wounds reach their peak horror levels before they seek help, and then the doctor is faced with some horrific unchecked ailment. That’s the rationale for this drawing. Not too funny. Just a bit sad really.