Backyard Mercy


"A fruit fly fell in my fine crystal glass, half full of five-dollar wine..."

Any Good Poem

Richard Berlin, MD, shares the poem "Backyard Mercy," by Rachael Petersen, and mentions other poetry featuring insects, including his own.

For more of the Any Good Poem series, see War Stories and Daybreak in Alabama.

Dr Berlin has been writing a poem about his experience of being a doctor every month for the past 23 years inPsychiatric TimesTM in a column called “Poetry of the Times.” He is instructor in psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

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