“Fragility clings to everything alive like the silent dampness of the morning dew
in this global pandemic
as a doctor
I see this fragility
Threatening to swallow so much of what we love
like a big red blanket that covers a small bed
and I can’t stop seeing it. “
Thus begins this powerful poem by Sriram Shamasunder, a physician whose work leads him to the fore in the Navajo Nation. .