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Poetry and Medicine
June 5, 2018

The Wind Reminds

Author Affiliations
  • 1Newton, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2018;319(21):2239. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.20088

The wind reminds of ends—
broken leaves descending
the leaving taken by changed and chilling air
the days that seem still usual and sometimes long
the cardinals still there
the robins gone
and sparrows everywhere—
the child who I was
still wandering.