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Poetry and Medicine
October 8, 2019


Author Affiliations
  • 1Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco, California
JAMA. 2019;322(14):1421. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.12256

The world on its axis, handheld and spinning—
yours, after illness.

A season you didn’t count on, a shirt
without sleeves,

the eye blinking at its own good fortune,
your paintbrush dipped into blue.

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