Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Eden Almasude

  • Pathology

    Eden Almasude Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States     Sipping Scotch and watching fava beans Spurt new life from the earth I ruminate: a dead man’s ribcage, mutilated The skin of his scalp, Limp without a skull beneath for: science and medicine? Or curiosity? I smell the morgue In sweat from my run and wonder how he…

  • Scotch

    Eden Almasude Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States   I don’t remember your name, Only fasciculating muscles beginning to waste Nerves with unknown lesions A toe up, a reflex down The neurologist quietly notes, Bulbar involvement entails a poor prognosis Meaning: if you can’t talk, you can’t breathe Each new symptom foreboding Slow, stepwise death We turn to…