Michael Wynn, DO
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Salem, United States (Fall 2011)
Poet’s statement: My medical writing is informed by my fascination with how humans accept and sometimes deny reality.
|Events of the day
Tomorrow I will tell Mr. Smith,
who is compulsively tidy,
that he has Parkinson’s disease,
and say “epilepsy” to Mr. Alexander,
before I listen to Ms. Jones
as it sometimes is in medicine, stem
A lunch of humble pie—a fortunate familiarity
followed by more patient stories
Before my drive home
renewable discovery, an afternoon cup
Daffodils and trees by Michael Patterson
MICHAEL WYNN, DO is a neurologist practicing in Salem, Oregon since 1997. After residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, he completed a stroke fellowship and became board certified in vascular neurology. His poetry has been published in or is in press with The Cortland Review, Untitled Country Review, JAMA, and Neurology.