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Poetry and Medicine
August 23/30, 2016

Tumor

Author Affiliations
  • 1California Poets in the Schools, San Francisco, California
 

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JAMA. 2016;316(8):884. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.6947

Best circumscribed by Latinate adjectives
lobular, mesenteric, lenticular
about the size of a stellar nursery
seeded with dust from supernova remnants

disorganized as a homeless encampment
with druggies, bike thieves, gentle souls down on luck
engendered by God knows what random toxin
as if it were part of Higher Power’s plan

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