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Poetry and Medicine
March 22/29, 2016

Fertility Consultation

Author Affiliations
  • 1McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, University of Texas Medical School, Houston

Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.

JAMA. 2016;315(12):1290. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.18047

You open the door and already
there is skin: hips, thighs, abdomen—
an overabundance of warm terrain.

And in time she might support
sea, surf, and even whole creatures
setting out with their new lungs.

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