Lock that tongue to the roof/
of your mouth, the therapist says,/ 
eyeing the trach 

Off The Page: Loss

Jason Schneiderman reads “Loss,” a poem by Susan O’Dell Underwood

Off The Page: Quinque Cordibus Vestris

Nkosi Nkululeko reads “Quinque Cordibus Vestris,”a poem by Gina Ferrari

Off The Page: Reasons for Admission (Not Indexed in ICD-10)

Ingeborg Riedmaier reads “Reasons for Admission (Not Indexed in ICD-10)” a poem by Gaetan Sgro

The Oncologist

Do you have an appetite? No. / Are you anxious? Yes. / Irritable? Yes.