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Poetry and Medicine
June 7, 2016

Travels in Time

Author Affiliations
  • 1Silver Spring, Maryland
JAMA. 2016;315(21):2354. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0552

In memory of Elizabeth Henderson 1913-1980

That day you found a shoot off the ajuga
demanding scissors: a small thread in air
that only insects and one who loved nature
and order could see. As you snipped, a bee
neatly found the fine line running
through your finger into the future.

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