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Poetry and Medicine
July 27, 2021

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  • 1Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
JAMA. 2021;326(4):361. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.8081

They’re on
is off, they can see you
cutting in and
of the room
for 15 minutes
through glass
screens on camera
watching from
afar isn’t the same
as touching
together at last
into the
deadly air
you expire
is safe and sad
to say this but
you have to
die now
without anyone

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