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Poetry and Medicine
August 4, 2020


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  • 1University of Utah, Salt Lake City
JAMA. 2020;324(5):520. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.5364

Gone is the body

Taken minutes ago by ambulance,
the barista tells me, stirring as he stares

at the rain-soaked Chicago side street
blocked off with caution tape.

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    Poetry Criticality
    Regina Uerkwitz | Layperson
    Had I been in the coffee shop, the writers' group, at the picnic table, in the waiting room, or in a living room, I would have left my chair to move closer to (you).