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Poetry and Medicine
April 9, 2014

Hashimoto’s Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 1Author Affiliation: Newcastle, Washington
JAMA. 2014;311(14):1450. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285402

I dreamt a trunk
came down from the ceiling—
    wrinkled and gray
as an elephant’s.

    It entered small,
innocuous, as a plant
pokes a shoot through soil.

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