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Poetry and Medicine
December 8, 2020

Notes on Perimenopause

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  • 1Viewpoint School, Calabasas, California
JAMA. 2020;324(22):2329. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.17442

Forty years of flow and ebb
and then this wobble:
the body’s reversal.

That push and pull, that sync
and swim, that flow disrupted by an eddy,
not turbulence, but swirl,
purposeful, not hurrying.

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