Off the Shelf, Poetry Thursdays
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The year turns four.
April weeps: the vootery
Of a heart too weak
To hold the stifling tears until December.
How does concrete, insensate, inanimate
Promise a green, smoldering summer?
A crucifix
Of wan cauliflowers rains
Relics of December
On a blue wedding day.
Grey concrete is never tender.
How vain is the embrace
Between stone and rain: a waste
Of a moldy wedding cake?
The year turns five.

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.

Sarra El Ghoul Sarra El Ghoul (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Sousse's Faculty of Mediine

Sarra is a second year medical student at Sousse's Faculty of Medicine in Sousse, Tunisia. She enjoys writing, taking walks, and playing with her dog in her free time. In the future, Sarra would like to pursue a career in neurosurgery.