"I see no difference between a handshake and a poem."--Poet Paul Celan
Among one of my professional goals is the development of for-credit poetry-related continuing medical education resources for health care workers. Here you'll find some of the verses that have taken residence in all four chambers of my heart.
Medical students who rotate with me during a palliative medicine rotation are invited to read something from this catch-all collection, an old-school, actual binder of readings, sitting on the window sill adjacent to my desk.