Dr. John Bennett was the first commissioned Poet to Our Annual Scientific Meeting
CAPMR 2016, London, Ontario

WHAT YOU’VE DONE
Seconds
The blink of an eye
The shriek of brakes
Rubber shearing
Force of impact, a slide into oblivion
WHAT YOU DO
A life can change
Minutes
The beat of a heart
A growing bleed
Neuronal death
Fractals of memory, of a life dispersing
WHAT YOU DO
A life can change
Days
Hours turn into days
A body spared
New truth unveiled
The dawning knowledge of a changed reality
WHAT YOU DO
A life can change
Years
Years become decades
You intervene
Healing artists
Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation
WHAT YOU DO
A life can change
A lifetime
You say, “Just my job”
Now life unfolds
Differently
Now newly able. Because of you. Because of…
WHAT YOU’VE DONE
A life has changed