"Cells" by Phyllis Janowitz originally appeared in Visiting Rites (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press; 1984) and is reprinted by permission of the poet. The poem is included in Mukand J, ed: Sutured Words: Contemporary Poetry About Medicine (Brookline, Mass: Aviva Press [PO Box 1357]; 1987).
Edited by Charlene Breedlove, Associate Editor.
Mukand J. Poetry and Medicine. JAMA. 1989;262(7):952. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03430070100042