Yes is an Apple

Sharon Van Sluijs School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics 2021 Poem   The nurse told me, yesterday my mother talked about my father as though he were here, maybe “upstairs” somewhere. She knew it. Though he is gone a year. The nurse told me, this morning my mother lost track of an…

Recovery

Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine 2021 Poem   I hear that things are better So I think Time to pick up the pieces But the puzzle is moth-eaten And in the end, undone

Indigo Sky

Elizabeth Petty School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics 2022 Poem   the crescent moon a faint lopsided smile in the indigo sky glows with a subtle warmth a warmth that reaches.. reaches deep within touching a heart miles away far apart the moon brings love back back again for a fleeting moment…

Flounder

Daniel Funk School of Pharmacy 2022 Poem   Construct a bridge to Pulley Ridge Designed one hundred miles long. For paradise, it’s worth the price; The fish abound in patient throngs. Groom me a beach on Big Pine Key And terraform its foreign shore With golden sand from distant lands— Home’s plastic luxuries galore! Release…

Cameron Haight

Kristy Wendt School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Surgery-Otolaryngology 2022 Poem   For two and a half centuries the prognosis for esophageal atresia was death by aspiration until a cold day in the last week of winter, when a listless infant, twelve days old, mouth bleeding, was referred to Cameron Haight, There wasn’t…