Fatherly Attributes

A psychiatrist's reflections on Father's Day.

POETIC REFLECTIONS

Fathers are human

perfectly imperfect souls

coated with perennial flaws


Fathers are human

resilient hydrated beings

feuled with generational wisdom


Fathers are brothers

steadfast vivacius spirits

engineered with heavenly hands


Fathers are men

sensitive masculine creatures

devoted with humble love


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.