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Poetry and Medicine
July 21, 2015

Thoracic Park

Author Affiliations
  • 1Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Sulphur, Oklahoma
JAMA. 2015;314(3):301. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3677

A tickle, A cough
Aggravation, Add in Anoxia
Aggressive Asthma
Anxiously holding our number at
Cough syrup, Calming vapors
Calling in pills and potions
Craving oxygen
Concealing a fast pass to the
Rolled to x-ray
Respiratory therapy
Realization of termination
Re-bargaining to win the
Guilty puffs of smoke
Geriatric Gymnasium
Galvanized, then sterilized
Give us something more than
Shaded and highlighted bills
Stained tobacco fingertips
Season passes just went on sale