What Does it Mean to Die?
January 20, 2023
What does it mean to die? Is it the abrupt ceasing of the heart, Or is it the transcendence into a new dimension, As your soul slowly departs. What does it mean to die? Is death the mere...
January 19, 2023
As a transplant, I wasn’t familiar with the city's geography. But I knew where the streets were, and that’s where we went. We all piled into the van—the outreach coordinator, nurse, attending,...
December 1, 2022
Dr. Migliore I step off the subway, up the elevator, and up several flights of stairs. There’s a homeless man there who always uses the last stair of the lower staircase as a tray for his food....
Great White Shark
October 24, 2022
She says you seem to be in a rush, as if, a million things are going through your mind. As if the world is racing ahead, and you’re eagerly chasing behind. She tells me about her dog...
October 3, 2022
Dear patients... Yes, we heal what ails. We also comfort, when all else fails. We apply bandages to physical wounds, suture them well. We apply salve to your emotional scars, listen intently to...
May 26, 2022
Here adrift in this ocean I don’t know how long I have been treading water Up a swell Down a swell Sometimes the water is still like glass Everywhere a new rippling horizon And...
What can I tell you of death?
May 26, 2022
We do not see it in our clean halls. It is not permitted. We spend our energy on the sick, the dead must be covered and carried away. I do not even know where they go. When I arrive in...