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Poetry and Medicine
January 1/8, 2019

Garden of Endurance

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  • 1Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
JAMA. 2019;321(1):109. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.12270

    Cassia grandis, Costa Rica

Cassia fruit covers the forest floor,
a blanket of black sausage stinking
in the heat as it decomposes,
a mote in the eye of permanence.

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