Phillip J. Cozzi
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The long nerves sweetly braided down the spine
are tightly woven: landing on your head,
you did not break, but bounced. Just one of nine,
this life has spurned the earth; you tread
the air as angels do, both bird and man combined.
An acrobat, you have no use for sage
advice. My bag is bare; resilient bone
is best. Whose hand has tried to test your age
and write this tale of brilliance thrown
mid-air, then blot the freshly written page?
O champion of human flight, you would
outlast experiments in gravity.
Who needs diplomas, pointless accolade?
Cozzi PJ. On a Toddler's Two-Story Fall. Ann Intern Med. ;115:742. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-9-742
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(9):742.
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