February 2011

Double Dutch Me, Hippocrates

A new poem

by Jeannette Allée
A heart surgeon once confessed

In the lab at med school

One boy dared another boy

To take the intestines of a corpse

Freshly laid out upon a slab

And to jump rope with them.

We hope you enjoy this excerpt.

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Jeannette Allée’s work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, the Iowa Review, FIELD, Gulf Coast, Fence, Gargoyle, Atlanta Review, and Rhino. She is the recipient of an Artist Trust grant and a 4Culture grant, and was a finalist in the National Poetry Series.

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