The following manuscript was submitted to the April 2017 Arts in Medicine Themed Writing Contest.
When do-sed dram or weigh-ted dusts,
no remedy impart;
When diseased mind, in all its want,
does disavow the heart.
And sickness breaks that robust will,
once brilliant in song;
And now it wilts, in breathless swamps
of ashen truths and wrongs.
At hillock’s edge, ‘tis then, beloved,
that sinews become stars–
An atom’s light, a flesh-ed flash,
Forever from afar.