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Poetry and Medicine
September 25, 2013

the white bow

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA. 2013;310(12):1291. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4681

it was a misinterpretation of
cues, and nothing
a dropping of the eyes;
a pause, along the way.
who knew that flesh
could turn so fast
from pink to blue
to gray.

now, in the room,
there is only the absence
of things. and i am the
curator of absence.

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