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Poetry and Medicine
March 8, 2016

The Floater

Author Affiliations
  • 1Newcastle, Washington
JAMA. 2016;315(10):1058. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8956

Where before only gnats
sullied the pond
     of vision,
this one—sundry,
        half a c clef,
inserts its large comma
into late-middle age.

Clumps of gel, tiny cells
     give way
to collapsing vitreous fluid
tugging
        on retina.

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