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Education  |   December 2018
KW
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  • This poem is one of the finalists of Anesthesiology’s first annual creative writing competition, The Letheon.
    This poem is one of the finalists of Anesthesiology’s first annual creative writing competition, The Letheon.×
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Education / Mind to Mind / Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems / Pain Medicine / Pediatric Anesthesia / Radiological and Other Imaging / Technology / Equipment / Monitoring
Education   |   December 2018
KW
Anesthesiology 12 2018, Vol.129, 1185. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002284
Anesthesiology 12 2018, Vol.129, 1185. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002284
He felt a backache in springtime
Moving bricks to build a garden wall
For me.
Persistent. Not backrubs
Nor Ben-Gay nor bed.
X-rays, blood tests, CT scan,
As big as a grapefruit.
New scars, new words:
5-FU, Leucovorin.
Deadly music:
Camptosar, Oxaliplatin.
Devil child’s poem:
Thoracentesis, Pleuradesis
Hepatic metastasis.
Coffee in sunlight, each sip
A gift. One year.
Green grass growing in my
New garden.