A psychiatrist reflects on the deviations in today's world...
POETRY FOR INCLUSION
We were once problems solvers
seeking diverse solutions
Agree to disagree played a healthy
game of tug of war
And bias embraced perspective
with curiosity and growth
We were once critical thinkers
searching for balanced debate
Left and right reflections created
a space for middle-ground peaceful
And transparency did not fear its own shadow
It was easy as simple arithmetic
Zero sum game was never part of the equitable equation to live
But now we are adding
An unfortunate deviation from
life’s moral formula.
Join Dr Clark for his presentation "Catharsis Welcomes Creativity: A Poet’s Tale of Exploring Mental Health Through the Arts" on Saturday, May 20, 2023 during the 2023 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.
Dr Clark is an outpatient psychiatrist at Prisma Health-Upstate and clinical associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville. He served on the American Psychiatric Association’s Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry, and he currently serves as the Diversity and Inclusion section editor and advisory board member for Psychiatric TimesTM.