CurbsidePoetry: comforting the comforter

CurbsidePoetry: comforting the comforter

The Diagnosis

The edge of darkness conversely is the brink of light
Here I stand frozen with fright on the verge of hope
What should frighten and what should I fear?
When all the worry and the storm’s fury
Dissipates with you here…

Amish Dangodara, M.D.

Author's Reflections
A patient comforted me at seeing my obvious discomfort in giving her bad news. She reminded me that what she had to confront, good or bad, could not be changed; all she needed was someone to guide her through the road ahead.


(photo credit: Munch und Warnemünde 1907-1908)