Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Poetry

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A – J

Steve Ablon
The African Savannah

Sarah Alam
Emptiness

L.N. Allen
Beech Leaves

Eden Almasude
Scotch
Pathology

Anonymous
Medical limericks

Jacob M. Appel
New Year’s Eve, Old Presbyterian Hospital
Death notices
Tending Babe Ruth’s grave

Hope Atlas
Me, my father, and the angels

Glen P. Aylward
The Therapist

James O. Ballard
December Fall

Linda A. Mason Barber
The Chair

Lisa Baron
Uncluttered 

Susan M. Beck
On the banks of the ganges

Daniel Becker
Advance Directives

Catherine Belling
At 38 Weeks, Wondering

Eleonore Blaurock-Busch
Memory – Grandpa Louis
Aniza

Jeanne Bryner
Apple Tree – Baby Poems
Photo Journalist – The Garden in Winter – The Violets
Morning note
Prayer for my Village – When a Friend Asks Me What It’s Like to See Someone Die
Blessed is the heart

J. Trig Brown
A city of two tales
To see or not to see

W. D. Bumsted-Hind
The Pump

Roxana Cazan
Thinking of my dying grandmother at the Natural History Museum

Wesley Chou
What it’s about

Francis Christian
Reporting a pandemic

Anne Clemente
What Matters

Elizabeth Lovett Colledge
I Held My Father’s Hand – Farewell to an Ex-lover

Jack Coulehan
Prayer to St. Roch, patron of plague sufferers

Victoria Crawford
I sing the battery electric

Steve Cushman
My Break – Work and Family – In OR 5

Upreet Dhaliwal
Four-leaf clover

Martin Duke
I Am the Very Model of an Up-to-Date Physician

Ashten R. Duncan
Ignes Fatui of the neurotic mind

Ron Domen
Conception
Plaintive Music

Shridhar Dwivedi
Predicting heart attack

Shira B. Ellenberg
Daffodils

Terri Kirby Erickson
After the Funeral
Breast Cancer Suite

Inge Faust
OH DOCTOR!

Robert Ferrari
Views from the Asylum

Stephen Finn
Medical and literary coupling

Lisa Friedman
The First Cut

Helen Montague Foster
Reverse birth
The veteran’s hospital

Mac Greene
I tried to write a dementia poem

Ralph Green
Sweet Success

Sophia Valesca Görgens
Taking a History in the ICU: Social: Does your husband still smoke?

Khyati Gupta
Happy hypoxia

Jim Gustafson
Psychosocial – Hospice House

Charles Halsted
Redemption
Letter to Pa
Compassion

Jecoda Harris and David G. Thoele
Struggles, gratitude, and love

Jessica A. Harder
The Homemaker

Ateret Haselkorn
Normal head shape and size

Sister Eileen Haugh
In my ending …

Diana Heiman
Mother’s Day is Different this Year

Anne Herbert
Scarred Topography

Prasad Iyer
Réquiem
Hope quarantined

Zachary G. Jacobs
Finding peace

Jan A. Jahner
A Burglar in the Body – Too Heavy
Bold Flavor – Full Pockets

Tom Janisse
How to live like this

Sergei Jargin
A poem about plagiarism

Adrienne M. Jenness
Alternate Reality – The Magic Age

Dileep Jhaveri
“Once this Mist Clears” and other poems

Michelle Joy
Ripping Point


K – P

Anna Kander
To my friend with diabetes, on losing her foot

Lydia Kang
In the NICU – The Tumor

Jill Kar
The two ends of the stethoscope

Gordon L. Kauffman, Jr.
Miracle

Asim Khan
Home is where the heart is new

Rida Khan
It’s all in a name

Shawn Khosla
My First Medical Rotation

Mark King
Hunger – Thin

Michelle Kittleson
A mother and a doctor
What she sees

Hilton Koppe
Ode to my stethoscope

Govind Krishnan
Pink and yellow

Evgeniya Larionova
Hope

Jorge A. Lazareff
Them

Lois Leveen
Upon viewing Félix Vallotton’s La Malade

Kevin R. Loughlin
The Blade

Marah
Leaving you behind

Eliette Markhbein
A Journal of Rehabilitation

Debbie McCullis
Poetry in medicine

Ted McMahon
On the Day of Her Death

Andrew J. McLean
His Royal Highness, The Intoxicated Non-Seat Belter

Stephen Mead
Strokes

Barry Meisenberg
To my colleagues in Ukraine whom I saw on TV

Edgar Miller
Consultation

Ariya Mobaraki
Best friends for never

Amber Moore
Christian cutting at Vancouver General

Daniel Moran
In the Spider’s Web – Landscapes – Intelligent Design
Life savings
Visitations
We mortals

Viola Moriarty
Dancing with Dex

Wynne Morrison
Blood of my blood

Mark Mosley
Battle of six feet

Stacy Nigliazzo
Birth – Groundswell – Greensleeves – Proud Flesh

Slavena Salve Nissan
Here
New York Lungs

Tulsi Patel
Metastatic sarcoma
Aphasia
I’m listening

J.M.S. Pearce
Retired Hurt

Simon Perchik
Poetry Series
Five Untitled Poems

Eric Pfeiffer
Immigrants, All

Huy Phan
A Simple Cure

Donna Pucciani
Seasons – Random
Solitude


R – Z

Shirali Raine
The blue pain
The Tyranny of Optimism – A Hectic in My Blood

Alice Ranjan
O Child! My Child!

James Rickert
Night upon the Moaning Ward

Paul Rousseau
Dawn of Mourning
Metastases
Flesh on flesh
The grieving one: on the death of a spouse

D. Roach, M. Milson, Kyle M., and J. Neal
Finding a Voice: poetry and images

Michael Salcman
Some subjects are given

Bonnie Salomon
My son getting an MRI
On the death of a hospital volunteer

Hemal N. Sampat
Fratricide

Susan Sample
Bone headdress

Judy Schaefer
Broken heart

Nolo Segundo
A doctor writes to God

Arya Shah
Defining dead

Johanna Shapiro
Neighbors

Shalamar Sibley
Sitting here

Richard D. Sontheimer
Unbent, Unbroken

Joannie Stangeland
A Web of Days – This is a Test – Not Again

Shirley Stephenson
After inspection – Inheritance – Summation

Nivetha Subramanian
Death in the time of corona

Shaista Tayabali
Continuation Day

David G. Thoele
No Good Options

Asha Tyagi
Unspoken

John A. Vanek
Balloons
Another Found Poem – Anatomy of Love
Always, Autumn Leaves
Guillain–Barré – Vanishing Twin

Lawren VandeVrede
Tense

Glenn Webb
R0

Myron Weiner
Age and Aging
Welcome aboard

Laura Wendorff
Maimed

Ken Williams
Reluctance
White coats

Sophia Wilson
Sleep
Para site
Half-skull
La Couronne

Jolene Won
Villanelle

A. J. Wright
In the Waiting Room – Rebecca’s Doll

Theresa Wyatt
Sedated – Dear Doctor

Michael Wynn
Events of the Day – The Date I Will Never Have

Cheryl L. Kaplan Zachariah
Heavy. Period. – We Breathe Together

Ellen Zhang
Parental grief

 

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