January 31st 2024
“In the realm of psychiatry, the therapeutic value of poetry lies in its ability to transcend the limitations of prose, offering a space for the unsayable and the ineffable.”
January 17th 2024
"He’s dying on dialysis—I’ve known him since my first days as a doctor, and now he wants to quit..."
January 14th 2024
As Martin Luther King Day approaches, a psychiatrist shares his thoughts... and hopes we are in within reach of those dreams and ideals.
January 3rd 2024
A psychiatrist reflects on a new year and anticipatory growth.
December 29th 2023
"Spray the perfume of your smiles on the incision. Inject the song of life into my veins to wake me up. Gently beat the drum so my mind may dance with yours, my doctor, day and night."
Suicide Is Real
It's beyond time to sound the alarm...
"Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things..."
"He manages like somebody carrying a box that is too heavy, first with his arms underneath..."
Sunset on the Pacific
The poetic and artistic reflections from 2 psychiatrists serve as a good reminder to us all.
"...barriers that create space for healing placed close enough to hear everyone’s cries of longing and love..."
One psychiatrist offers hope and a prayer for humanity as we enter the New Year.
King 3 Course Meal
A Poem for Pulse
"...Love can't block a bullet, but neither can it be shot down..."
"And with one slow blink my reality shifts..."
What can we learn from our deepest thoughts?
Bard 2021 Benediction
Final thoughts on 2021 as we say goodbye to another tumultuous year and look ahead with hope...
Psychiatric reflections as we approach the new year...
The Unutterable Rage
Poetry approaches the visceral experience of intense emotion better than prose or medical reports.
Our Heroic Pandemic Journeys in 2021
What are the social, psychiatric, and individual implications of the poem “Ulysses”?
Reflections on the ups and downs during of life...
Reflections on Trauma: The Impact on the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Many patients carry the burden of sexual assault and related trauma.
Reflections on the mental health of those in blue who serve...
Haiku for the Holidays
Poetic reflections of emotions experienced during the holiday season.
".... I’m consigned to wait while the baby gets an injection..."
"...But tonight I’m twenty years and two hundred leagues from the sea, her painting suddenly a family portrait—weather-beaten me in the middle with worried-window-eyes..."
There have been so many hurdles, but the "runner" keeps his eye on a positive finish line...
One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII
"I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul..."
The holidays can both be a time of joy and a time of stress...
Legacy: Psychiatric Reflections on a Verdict
A conviction represents a cautious step toward increased justice...
Why I Skipped My 50th High School Reunion
I didn’t find out until I wrote this poem…
Listening To Terry Gross
"Back in the 70’s, before I knew my own voice, I listened to yours..."
A Black psychiatrist's reflections and dreams on what true allyship would look like in a country that remains divided.
"... when winds spread the word and brown fields bristle like dense fur down the back of the earth..."
Of Tea, Teapots, and Other Things
How working with patients can help us navigate the sunrises and sunsets of our own lives.
A Psychiatrist's Reflections for Thanksgiving
Being thankful, reflective, and hopeful...
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