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The Chemo Room FREE TO VIEW

Carol Smallwood, MLS
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Correspondence to: Carol Smallwood, MLS; e-mail: smallwood@tm.net

Editor's Note: The poet's work has appeared in numerous journals. She wrote these poems to help her deal with the breast cancer from which her mother died.

Michael Zack, MD, FCCP

Editor's note for authors of submissions to Pectoriloquy: Poems should not exceed 350 words, should not have been previously published, and should relate to concerns of physicians and medicine. First submission to the Pectoriloquy Section should be submitted via e-mail to poetrychest@aol.com. Authors of accepted poems will be asked to submit the final version to CHEST Manuscript Central.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/site/misc/reprints.xhtml).

© 2009 American College of Chest Physicians

Chest. 2009;136(1):318. doi:10.1378/chest.08-3010
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Good Housekeeping, Better Homes
and Gardens encourage a beauty
shop air–dozing wigged women hooked
to IVs, paperbacks on laps
A new cancer wing is going up as the
trees turn but I should see spring
again: it's my first visit to the
chemo room
Every week I will cross a door with
a poster of Superman With Fight
Cancer on his chest




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