H. CLARKE, M.D.
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The old woman and I exchanged autobiographies
As we moved from room to room
In the white cottage,
With the opening of each door
I was led in on a glossary of events
Thinly outlined in old photographs
Now grown yellow with the years,
The sound of the clock
Added to the silence of the gardenias,
Silver tea sets and delicate embroideries
A thirty calibre deer rifle in a corner
Seemed there to fit and blend together
Like pieces from a puzzle
Theirs had been a conversation of flowers
They had parted company that December
But the garden had been
H. CLARKE. House for Sale. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:825. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-6-825_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(6):825.
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