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Poetry and Medicine
June 18, 2014

Malignant Melanoma

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque
JAMA. 2014;311(23):2443. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285846
Up in smoke,the hills and valleys of my youth bubbling like chicharrones on the skillet.The unpredictable whirring and whinnying of blue light at the corner of my eyesis taking my thoughts away,yet failing to disturb the resident’s deep breaths.
Old memories melt under his cauterizing gun.