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Promises for a One-Light Stand from the Portable X-ray FREE TO VIEW

Doug Hester, MD
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Editor’s Note:The author writes, “I wrote this poem partly out of the frustrations of my anesthetic practice: I never establish any long-term relationships with patients.” Doug Hester is an academic anesthesiologist in Nashville, Tennessee.

Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.

Chest. 2016;149(3):883. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2015.08.001
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    Forgive my soul-
    less gaze which probes
    your frail body
    under the robe.

    Cupping your chest
    and moving past:
    shadows in fields
    of ghostlight cast

    through you. I want
    to hear the hiss
    of your breath, then
    forget our tryst.

    Dance with me just
    this once. Allow
    me up against
    your breasts without

    worry for what
    happens tonight.
    I'll caress you
    with violent light,

    pass through your soft
    tissue, linger
    a bit on bone
    and your figure.

    Consent given,
    you'll let me hold
    your body to
    be kissed and told.

    And when I'm through
    with exposing
    you, I'll see all
    but know nothing,

    then roll away
    towards somebody
    lonely enough
    to catch my eye.




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