Poem: Medical History

An image of a patient medical history form “Patient Medical History form” by Marco Verch/Flickr CC By 2.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A poem on how the medical system forces people to reduce themselves to a “medical history” comprised of major bodily events and the causes of death of relatives.

“Nicole Sealey’s ‘medical history’ is one of those poems that turn a list into something more: a moral of the awe and desperation of the world…sometimes the past leads us to freedom, and there is beauty in the remembering and noticing of it all.”

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