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Thy Sweet Practiser

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.

Carlos Armando Rubio-Reyes, MD, BScPhm Carlos Armando Rubio-Reyes, MD, BScPhm (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

University of Missouri School of Medicine

El Salvador born, Canadian raised. Graduate of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine. Currently a Family and Community Medicine third-year resident at the University of Missouri.