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  1. Dominic Charles Toffolo
  1. Correspondence to Dominic Charles Toffolo, Buckingham Medical School, Hunter Street, Buckingham MK18 1EG, UK; domtoffolo{at}hotmail.com

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Red ribbons cut by the blissful sliver,

One of many trying not to quiver,

A grizzled man with cold dead steel,

The stain of death closes the seal,

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Inky blackness all consuming,

Only feeling is slowly moving,

Closer, but just out of reach,

Light is back, dark thoughts impeach,

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Take this hand and we shall see,

If the lock is lost and we've found the key,

For all is nought without this grip,

So squeeze these fingers and pray; don't slip.

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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