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    . . .a thin triangular flap of a heart valve. . . a small book usually having a paper cover . . . a medical lit-art e-journal from The Permanente Press
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Poetry, Vol 6: Iss 1

She paused 
halfway between the clinic 
and her car. 

She paused 
to catch her breath, 
to clear her head. 

She paused
to recall the story
her last patient had shared.

She paused
to fumble with her keys
before climbing into the car.

She paused
to cry for her patients,
her colleagues, and herself.

She paused,
then she started the car
and drove off into the night.