Newly Published
Mind to Mind  |   February 2020
Your Hair Will Grow Back a Poppyfield
Author Notes
  • Accepted for publication January 15, 2020.
    Accepted for publication January 15, 2020.×
  • This poem is one of the finalists of Anesthesiology’s 2019 annual creative writing competition, The Letheon.
    This poem is one of the finalists of Anesthesiology’s 2019 annual creative writing competition, The Letheon.×
Article Information
Mind to Mind
Mind to Mind   |   February 2020
Your Hair Will Grow Back a Poppyfield
Anesthesiology Newly Published on February 6, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003187
Anesthesiology Newly Published on February 6, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003187
Pen marked the footpaths
of the incisions to your
skull they planned to make the
following week in the hope
they could save you. It was
so strange to see you head
half-shaved and dashed with
ink lines, as if the topography
of you were so easy to
trace. We draw ourselves
out, lives in complicated lines,
but perhaps we are quite
simple after all. I wondered
then if this would change
you, if the you I knew
would be cut upon and
turn out not to be
you at all. We
are so fragile in our
assertions, though we claim