Sequelae

Poetic reflections on today's news...

POETIC REFLECTIONS

American uteruses lament

removal of freedom of choice

Liberty has now become infertile

Sperm remains potent yet

unaccountable


Droves gather to champion Roe

Fourteenth in the distance

overshadowed by supreme

injustice

Prolapse is the resulting condition


A time to mourn for some

A time to rejoice for others


Half a century battle overturned

Auguries of despair on the rise

Precedent set and inequities thrive


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.