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The diagnosis: a poem
  1. Jennifer L Lapum
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jennifer L Lapum Faculty of Community Services, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4K1J8; jlapum{at}

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at eluding, what is spoken

discerning what is said, escaping

repercussions, evading

  eyes, recoiling

  from hands, hooked—

not laborious

to be …

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