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Poetry and Oncology
December 23, 2020

For the Necessary: You

Author Affiliations
  • 1Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Oncol. 2021;7(2):313. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.6190

You cram memories before every high tide, each
one jamming in your throat like fishbones.

Homeostasis: the most casual sacraments.
Nobody blames you, you know.

Yesterday, hearing the brokenness of dawn mist.
Best attire, father, veteran, patient dissolved labels to tears.

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