Sunset on the Pacific

The poetic and artistic reflections from 2 psychiatrists serve as a good reminder to us all.


Ilse Wiechers, MD, MPP, MHS


My friend and fellow psychiatrist Ilse Wiechers, MD, MPP, MHS, took this picture, "Sunset on the Pacific." It serves as a good reminder for us to find that inner light that shines throughout the trials and tribulations of life.

I was inspired to write the following poem.

A seagull landing

Sunset hues amalgamate

Ocean reflects light

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.

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