AM Juster Poems
- Cancer Prayer Dear Lord, Please flood her nerves with ...
- Against Roses A long eugenic past reduces roses to a vain ...
- To A Painting Of Echo Foolish artist, why must you sketch my ...
- Note From Echo Narcissus, I no longer haunt the canyons and ...
- Into The Country Of The Gadare... Arthritic fingers of the ...
- Waiting The other frogs consider me aloof And mock each ...
- Sunshine State I dream the Florida of Body Heat With ...
After his secondary education at The Roxbury Latin School, Astrue earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University, where he served as President of the Yale Political Union, and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.
Astrue, who previously served in the Social Security Administration as Counselor to the Commissioner, served in the US Department of Health and Human Services as General Counsel and as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Leigislation. He also served as Associate Counsel to the President of the United States at the White House in the Reagan and George Bush Sr administrations. In the private sector, he practiced law and was as a senior executive at several ... more »
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Please flood her nerves with sedatives
and keep her strong enough to crack a smile
so disbelieving friends and relatives
can temporarily sustain denial.
Please smite that intern in oncology
who craves approval from department heads
Please ease her urge to vomit; let there be
kind but flirtatious men in nearby beds.
Given her hair, consider amnesty
for sins of vanity; make mirrors vanish.
Surround her with forgiving family
and nurses not too numb to cry. Please banish
trite consolations; take her in one swift
and gentle motion...