Just about a year ago, I alluded to a challenging experience I was dealing with. A single comment from one medical professional whom I met through that experience sparked a new poem. (You all know how that works.)
I am proud to say that that poem has just been published by the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine (YJHM). The poem's title, drawn from the comment in question, is "Solar Damage."
(By the way, for those of who may recall and/or share my dilemma over how to determine whether a given piece should be written as prose or as poetry, you may find this comment from the YJHM poetry editor interesting [he's referring to both poems I submitted, although he accepted only one]: "Your poetry has a strong flavor of prose and I considered whether these poems should actually be prose poems. However, I don't think so. The enjambment and slant rhymes make them work as verse.")
I invite you to read my poem and, more important, to get to know the broader offerings of the YJHM.