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Words | Chan Mei Yoke, MD


A photo of dust mites in the dark overlayed with a poem by Chan Mei Yoke, MD titled "Words" that reads: There are words in me / I am afraid to give life to / That I fear will never see / The light of day / Why do they have the power? / Mere words, letters strung together / Syllables dropping off the tongue / Except they linger on / Long after their utterance.

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This poem was included in IPM's March Newsletter.

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