Newly Published
Mind to Mind  |   March 2020
Dear Dr. Park, it’s June again
Author Notes
  • Accepted for publication January 29, 2020.
    Accepted for publication January 29, 2020.×
  • This poem is one of the finalists of Anesthsiology’s 2019 annual creative writing competition, The Letheon.
    This poem is one of the finalists of Anesthsiology’s 2019 annual creative writing competition, The Letheon.×
Article Information
Mind to Mind
Mind to Mind   |   March 2020
Dear Dr. Park, it’s June again
Anesthesiology Newly Published on March 2, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003215
Anesthesiology Newly Published on March 2, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003215
Dear Dr. Park, it’s June again,
this one so wet and cool twilight spills
over the hours like a storm tide over houses,
and I’m half here, watching my son’s
taffy-stretched limbs starfishing
across the bright green lawn gone to clover
and half submerged in a years-ago June,
in the night I was so far under the pain
I forgot how to hate your needles, Dr. Park,
and then I forgot to fear you too,
in the morning when I could feel everything
and begged you for the gift of feeling nothing
(or almost nothing, except the burrowing bass
beat under my skin, the tug and endless,