Kacper Niburski is a medical student in the Class of 2021 at McGill University. He is also the CMAJ student humanities blog editor. Follow his writing instagram: @_kenkan.
The following was written after a conversation about poetry with a terminally ill patient.
as if you’ve already known
that it must be i
quiet i looking i
holding the heavy love
for us both
these giant holes of light
these hands wrecked with the small
and the insects that sit on bony branches
Gayathri Sivakumar is a medical student in the Class of 2020 at Western University.
A cold awakening when I got a call about you
the feeling of the nightmare we all dread
You know, the one where you fall off the edge of a cliff
except I kept falling and failed to wake up
I was seeing my sickest patients that morning
I had a plan to help them
I started to figure out when and how to help my patients
I was assembling a sense of purpose in my service ...continue reading
Beatrice Preti is an R2 in internal medicine at the Queen's University.
It was a childhood dream, one that I loved well,
A fairy-tale story I’d heard someone tell
I replayed it at nights, as I lay in my bed
While visions of stethoscopes danced ins my head ...continue reading