The Morning After the Most Recent Shooting I Saw


"I am not comforted by the morning after the night."

Any Good Poem

Richard Berlin, MD, shares the poem "The Morning After the Most Recent Shooting I Saw," by William Fargason, author of Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara and the winner of the Iowa Poetry Award. The poem is a reflection on gun violence and the relationship between a father and his son.

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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