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Pectoriloquy |

Happiness FREE TO VIEW

Terry Berger
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© 2012 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2012;141(5):1356. doi:10.1378/chest.11-1646
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Tonight we are happy.
Jerry McLaughlin has the good
  kind of cancer;
the kind you can seduce
  with a chemical cocktail
or zap with a megadose of radiation.
Jane B. had the bad kind.
It devoured one breast
and chewed up the other.
Lucy’s cancer killed her
  at thirty-nine.
Nicky had the bad kind too.
It filled up his chest cavity
and k.o’d his bone marrow.
It drank up the coffee enemas
and thumbed its nose at his Mexican doctor.
Stanley’s refused to vacate his stomach.
Laura’s camped out in her pancreas.
And Kate’s torpedoed most of her liver.
But Jerry McLaughlin has the good kind
and tonight we are happy.


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