A Journey Traced
About the poet:
Tabor Flickinger is an internal-medicine physician and poet who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her work has previously appeared in Pulse, Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine and Hospital Drive. "I enjoy exploring the intersection between medicine and the arts, as two complementary means of understanding the world."
About the poem:
"This poem was written about an experience that I had while working in the intensive-care unit during residency. It describes the death of a patient, as observed on the monitors, while also referencing the life-after-death that goes beyond our technology. This particular patient and his wife had a strong religious faith, which was inspiring to me in the midst of an otherwise tragic situation."
Johanna Shapiro and Judy Schaefer