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Poetry and Medicine
October 1, 2019


JAMA. 2019;322(13):1318. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.12216

I was safely delivered of a son. Ignorant,
pushed like needle through skin, relieved,
then delivered from one danger to another.

My fear is worry. You, your life. Contrafactuality:
if disease is not a metaphor, it is an experience.
Paradox: the drug that saves you could kill you.

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