He' sure got a lot of gall / to be so useless and all / muttering small talk at the wall . . . [Dylan]
This is among the most useful short discussions of cancer pain I have run across. Addresses the psychological as well as the physical requirements of patients. This is a doctor who has actually observed patients in pain.
Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.
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