Bodies of Work


  • Rebecca Coles Lee none


The first poem, Colostrum, is about the hunger one feels long after infancy. It parallels the idea of breast milk/nursing and all the problems that come with nurturance.  

Presbycusis is about the process of old age. It chronicles the span of life where one first accumulates a variety of emotional wealth (measured in sounds) and then the gradual taking away of each existence.




Author Biography

Rebecca Coles Lee, none

Rebecca Lee has written medical poetry for Harvard's Third Space, Dartmouth's Lifelines, The British Medical Journal etc.




How to Cite

Lee, R. C. (2019). Bodies of Work. Ars Medica, 14(1). Retrieved from