Western medicine

That the doctors do not have

all the answers

that there is so much

they do not yet know,

may never know,

is disconcerting


all you want

are answers

to the swirl of questions,

the whir of unknowns,

the worry of not knowing.


And yet


– some days –

“we really don’t know why”


[we believe]

“we know what it isn’t”


“now we can operate”

is as good as it gets,

offers up

a buoy

way out here,

far from shore,

in the sea

of what-ifs.

* * *

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