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Sharon Ann Foley, MD
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Editor’s Note: The author writes: “During my ENT rotation in medical school, I often wished when doing eye exams, that I could somehow see everything the patient had ever seen. If only the back of the eye could act as a movie screen and I could view the show.” Sharon Foley graduated from The University of Nebraska Medical School.

Editor’s note for authors of submissions to Pectoriloquy: Poems should not exceed 350 words, should not have been previously published, and should be related to concerns of physicians and medicine. First submissions 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.

Michael Zack, MD, FCCP

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© 2012 American College of Chest Physicians

Chest. 2012;141(2):566. doi:10.1378/chest.11-1372
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How many times have I peered
into black pupils of blue eyes
through windows of cornea
past blooming iris
beyond vitreous chambers
and protein oceans
until my light reached
the yellow flush of macula
optic disc
bright as a harvest moon
where nerves and vessels
weave and converge
knitting a synaptic web
where I imagine
all the beautiful
images are stored.




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