Med Humanities 37:78 doi:10.1136/medhum-2011-010072
  • Miscellanea
  • Poem

The bleeder

  1. Lisa Lemieux
  1. Correspondence toDr Lisa Lemieux, Hospital Pediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B6A8, Canada; lisa.lemieux{at}

Red inky words scrawled aggressively across the paper,

he's looking over my shoulder thinking don't worry

blood's not red it's blue/purple except air oxidises …