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Restored

Immortalized
within counterfeit fibers
of a petrified forest
are your sorrows
weighed with silt,
swallowed by shadows
of its own valley,
silenced beneath
the porcelain surface
of a visage pristine.

Banish them.
Let your tears cathartic
burn
these cheeks of mine.
Scour them with scars
of an ancient past
of an ache relived.
Let me bear the dusk
until from the womb,
emerged pure as
the morning dew,
is a love renewed.

Phoebe Chi, MD, MPH
Phoebe Chi, MD, MPH

As a physician, author, and managing editor of PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry, Dr. Chi aims to inspire, educate, and empower the reader community. With a focus on health promotion and disease prevention, Dr. Chi has developed chronic disease management programs aimed at reducing hospitalizations and enhancing the quality of life for those living with chronic conditions. She is the author of Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart: A personal guide to taking control of your health while living with chronic conditions and the founder of Pendants for a Cause–a nonprofit organization that creates handcrafted sea glass jewelry for the purpose of raising funds to fight illness and provide care to medically vulnerable populations around the world.


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  2. Phoebe – you also pop up as liking things I’ve published, and I must apologize, this is truly the first time I’ve gone browsing through your site.

    I get the distinct impression that I had unintentionally bypassed a wonderful opportunity to witness profoundly creative, poignant, and devastatingly enticing wordplay in action. I believe I’ll be getting lost in the tunnels here for some time.

    I actually reblogged this post in particular if that’s okay with you..

    https://meltingneuronstoink.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/restored/

    Your site is beautifully done by the way. Aesthetically, functionally, and everything. It could be the sleep deprivation talking, but this all makes me very happy to know there’s people like you out there.

  3. Reblogged this on Melting Neurons to Ink and commented:
    Regrettably despite her active participation on my blog, have not delved in the wonderful mind of the PuppyDoc. Words have a certain sensation bordering on synesthesia when their magic is unlocked. This is just a sampling from a remarkably prolific and talented writer. Enjoy.

  4. You’ve been following my blog for a while and I haven’t been reciprocating but WOW am I going to after reading this. <3

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