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Poetry and Medicine
June 2, 2015

Ariana

Author Affiliations
  • 1Bainbridge Island, Washington
JAMA. 2015;313(21):2186. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1731

Sweat wets Ariana’s hair,
sculpting sable curls
into a crown of black opals.

Ariana appeared like an atrate
angel, swaddled in a pale
lappa at our door.

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