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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Captain's Sculpture, parts 232 - 235


 
232. “My husband”, she explained, “not content with his exalted position in the world of medicine, has decided to embark on a literary career. He is writing poetry, or rather, he is attempting to write a poem.”


 
233. He has completed the first line of his poem, it goes like this, “The knowledge weighed heavily on my mind.”


 
234. His idea is to write a poem about that period of time when he is in possession of some critical information about a patient. He knows that some person is going to die, or on the other hand, some patient is going to be just fine.


235. He wants to compose a poem about that situation, and you have to admit, it is a good concept for a poem, but his approach is quite childish.

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