to Phillip

You attribute my recovery
to nor trip tyline —
its effects on neurotransmitters,
on the a myg dala.
You barely nod towards your worth —
insisting on blood levels,
on a therapeutic dose.
While I credit half our success
to pear trees blossoming white
beyond your left shoulder,
to the wisteria —
its pink flowers hanging
lush and fragrant
over the portico,
to the warmth of your hand.

~ John Wright, M.D.