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Peak and Trough
  1. Andrew J McLean
  1. Correspondence to
    Andrew J McLean, Clinical Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 1919 Elm St. N., Fargo, North Dakota, US; andrew.mclean{at}

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I am not at a steady state.

I fear my half-lives

are becoming cat lives.

(Perhaps I should have tried

veterinary school instead of allopathy.)

My classmates seem to have

peaks and troughs as I do,

measurements of

x and y axes of

varying names:

Sleep. Grade. Competence. Desperation.

But mine seem deeper

and wider.





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