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Poetry and Medicine
November 8, 2016

Sunday Best

Author Affiliations
  • 1San Francisco, California
JAMA. 2016;316(18):1925. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.10519

They come in together
Wearing what would once
Have been called their Sunday best,
And I see the hours she has spent

Choosing her floral skirt,
Thin gold necklace, salmon shoes.
Combing her own hair and her husband’s.
He can’t reach that anymore.

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