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Poetry and Medicine
September 25, 2018

Runner Heal Thyself

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  • 1The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
JAMA. 2018;320(12):1289. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.6658

I amass injuries like a scout
rarities, high in tariff,
applied like badges
or bandages

hamstrings half severed
torn labrum—which sounds obscene—
but merely, a rip to hip tissue
patellofemoral syndrome
more a tropical condition
or destination

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