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Education  |   November 2017
Still Beauty
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  • From the University of California, San Francisco, California. allison.thoeny@gmail.com
  • Accepted for publication July 12, 2017.
    Accepted for publication July 12, 2017.×
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Education / Mind to Mind / Pain Medicine
Education   |   November 2017
Still Beauty
Anesthesiology 11 2017, Vol.127, 893. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001822
Anesthesiology 11 2017, Vol.127, 893. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001822
he was a part
of you
sinew blood
and tissue
a lifeline
denied
red-blue river
dried within
twisted cords
still beauty
swaddled
tip toes
and apologies
distract yet
the quiet
returns
pump acceleration
hardly contained within
osseous cage
as I answer
the call
nerves bathed
in anesthetic
numb contracting
muscles
but certainly not
the pain
you tell me
you feel empty
because
he was a part
of you
sinew blood
and tissue