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Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 34, Issue 8, pp 1670–1670 | Cite as

Mistakes, I’ve Had a Few

  • J. Trig BrownEmail author
Healing Arts

Deep asleep, now awake

Sucked down by a riptide of

Heart beat breakers

Lapping at my sheets

Pulling me under

Head barely bobbling above

The foamy taste of salt

Storming my airway

As could haves, should haves, would haves

Pound my pillow in this pre-dawn fury

Flares erupt fore and aft

Foghorns blare

With echoes of regret.

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Duke Palliative Care Duke University Health SystemDurhamUSA

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