King 3 Course Meal

POETRY FOR INCLUSION

God’s disciples commune

at an A-Town arc table.

A heavenly feast bent toward

infinite humanity.

A homecoming for

a cerebral spirited King.


Pinto bean soup

a comfort starter

infused with restorative

justice spices

A pleasant inviting

aroma for nasal passages

once obstructed by

lingering repugnant odor

of Jim Crow.


Crispy fried chicken

inoculated with

equitable health.

Collard greens

seasoned with the

fortitude of Rosa.

Sapid sweet potatoes

saturated with the

poetic justice of Langston.


Piquant pious pecan pie

Sagacious slices longing

for reformed tastebuds

filled with content of character

and 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.