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Poetry and Medicine
May 14, 2014

Morning Rounds

Author Affiliations
  • 1Brookline, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2014;311(18):1924. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285649

Surrounded by bloated tomes,
nights wandering among the almost
dead, bodies turned inside out
until I was fully trained in the art
of pessimism, brain swollen
with images of the grotesque,
anecdotes of what can go wrong.

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