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Poetry and Medicine
November 28, 2007

One Doctor, Post-Op Rounds

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Poetry and Medicine Section Editor: Charlene Breedlove, Associate Editor. Poems may be submitted to

JAMA. 2007;298(20):2348. doi:10.1001/jama.298.20.2348

I could never forget your face,
I said while loopy from anesthesia.
But I have.
His sultry Spaniard look
and deep dark eyes—gone
into imagination's mishmash.
But as fresh as this morning’s
dew on parched grass
is the memory of
his kindness and his black
leather jacket bold
amid the white lab coats.

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