Personified Uterus

A psychiatrist reflects on recent events.

POETRY FOR INCLUSION


Legislative greed suffocates me.

Inalienable rights shackled by arrogance.


My body my choice.


Organ is hollow with despair.

Marginalization bemoans for justice.


My body my choice.


I welcome supreme liberty.

Restricted access for male ego.


My body my choice.


Harmony repels political turbulence.

Love is the stabilizing force.


My body my choice.


Pro life misconceived.

Silence the divisive chatter.


My body my choice.


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.