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Any Good Poem

Richard Berlin, MD, shares Alan Pelaez Lopez, PhD's poem "Overalls." Dr Lopez is an AfroIndigenous installation and adornment artist, and a poet.

Dr Berlin has been writing a poem about his experience of being a doctor every month for the past 25 years in Psychiatric Times in a column called “Poetry of the Times.” He is instructor in psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts. His latest book is Freud on My Couch.

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