Flip Side of the Grocery List

Poet Billy Collins writes the names of friends lost to COVID-19 on the back of his grocery list.

Richard Berlin, MD, shares poetry from Billy Collins about the death toll of the pandemic. In this poem, Collins writes the names of lost friends on the flip side of the grocery list.

Read Billy Collins poem, "Downpour," here.

Dr Berlin has been writing a poem about his experience of being a doctor every month for the past 23 years in Psychiatric Times in a column called "Poetry of the Times." He is Instructor in Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.