Item: Chief Complaint: poetry from my first decade of medicine. Tassy Hayden’s first chapbook features 25 poems written from 2010-2020, informed by her dueling worldviews as a physician, a person living with mental illness, and a woman.
I grasped gooey innocence
in my hands last night,
holding it up to the gathered crowd
like a proud fisherman.
Blushing from the effort
of controlling my catch
I swiftly cleaned and placed it
on the swells of the ocean.
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