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Poetry and Oncology
September 10, 2020

Walking the Gauntlet

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
JAMA Oncol. Published online September 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.4346

Saves a few steps.

Past the half-dressed
Faded cloth opened in the back,
Often exposing more than desired
By exposer and viewer alike.

Past the half-present
And their eyes
of terror,
and hope.
Of resignation,
and faith.
Of despair,

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