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Poetry and Medicine
May NaN, 2016

Memorial Day

Author Affiliations
  • 1Stanford University School of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California
JAMA. 2016;315(20):2238. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4645

Below my patient’s window
midday sun trims shadows.

Two sentry rows of American flags
billow layers of blood and bandage.

People come, go, cluster, disperse—
veterans’ garrison caps ride balding pates:

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