fall onto the
blue, sterile field from
Falling snow is what I know:
microscopic art installations
stacking on my sleeves
melting with my breath.
Life-giving in moderation:
Life-taking in excess.
Here, I watch as tiny pieces of her
nestling into the drapes’ slung folds.
Dry, red isles dotting a pale blue sea,
calmly awaiting the bio-hazard bin.
Poetry Thursdays is a weekly newsletter that highlights poems by medical students and physicians. This initiative is led by Slavena Salve Nissan at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Slavena.