Champions of a different caduceus

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Sometimes the champion

Wields nothing but a steady stethoscope

Vast experience in the Garden of the Human Condition

And her own radiant heart.

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Iceland volcano erupting, Winter 2010

Dedicated to my dear friend and former colleague, Deanna St. Germain, Medical Director at KIDS Center in Bend, OR and Medical Examiner for Deschutes County, Oregon. She and her medical and forensic interviewer team at KIDS Center are the most profound warriors I know—advocates and champions for abused children who have no voice.

Submission for One Single Impression prompt: Champion.

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