"Coma" by Beth Bentley 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) and appeared in Country of Resemblances (Athens: Ohio University Press; 1976).
Edited by Charlene Breedlove, Associate Editor.
Mukand J. Poetry and Medicine. JAMA. 1990;263(7):1012. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440070100042