Newly Published
Mind to Mind  |   November 2019
From Room 1000
Author Notes
  • This poem is one of the finalists of Anesthesiology’s 2019 annual creative writing competition, The Letheon. janbethany24@gmail.com.
    This poem is one of the finalists of Anesthesiology’s 2019 annual creative writing competition, The Letheon. janbethany24@gmail.com.×
  • Accepted for publication October 30, 2019.
    Accepted for publication October 30, 2019.×
Article Information
Mind to Mind
Mind to Mind   |   November 2019
From Room 1000
Anesthesiology Newly Published on November 25, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003073
Anesthesiology Newly Published on November 25, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003073
Look there.
The sun is rising
over a path
by a winding river.
Green shades vibrate
by crystal blue sky
where an egret flies perfectly.
It is white, a release from God.
The pillars of the bridge
catch the last moon glow
and I see myself
ascending fern-lined banks
like an astronaut
who landed on Earth by mistake.
Surprised.
I do not know if it is white where I am going.
But it is white now.
One aide hoists me up in a basket,
One changes sheets. one brings pills.
My feet dangle,
foolish, clawed, yellowed.
No one notices the tan-line