"After Being Paralyzed" is reprinted by permission of Ronald Wallace. The poem is anthologized in Mukand J, ed: Sutured Words: Contemporary Poetry About Medicine (Brookline, Mass: Aviva Press [PO Box 1357]; 1987), and appeared in Plums, Stones, Kisses and Hooks (Columbia: University of Missouri Press; 1981).
Edited by Charlene Breedlove, Associate Editor.
Mukand J. Poetry and Medicine. JAMA. 1990;264(8):1034. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450080124045