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Poetry and Medicine
May 5, 2020

My Friend Claims Her Second Round of Cancer

JAMA. 2020;323(17):1638. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0976

As my Italian father would say,
since the house is burning
     let us warm ourselves, and so

I braid my wreaths of garlic,
sweep out those motes
    that hover like ghosts and fall.

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