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Poetry and Medicine
July 10, 2018

Too small, too soon

Author Affiliations
  • 1Upton House, Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
JAMA. 2018;320(2):207. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0110

I still see your face,
(so many others forgotten).
So small,
gasping for the air you could not use,
both of us bewildered.

Too small, too soon,
(there was nothing I could do).
I laid you gently in the side room,
your fragile skin transparent,
both of us alone.