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Poetry Friday: An Embolic Tale

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category II: How Sick Did You Get?

An Embolic Tale
By Jamie DeVore

There was a young woman it’s said
Whose limbs became numb as she tread
Her face drooped like putty
Her speech became muddy
Darn clots caused a stroke in her head!

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