Inner Voice

What can we learn from our deepest thoughts?

POETRY FOR INCLUSION

Positive affirmations

longing to penetrate

ambivalent prefrontal cortex.

Courage to conquer

seasons of imperious

fear.

A munificent utterance

of joy stares in a stained

mirror.


Today I’m enough!

Yesterday I chose vulnerability!

Everyday I’m imperfect!


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.