The Need for Rapid Resuscitation

It's time to take a deep breath...

POETRY FOR INCLUSION

The current state of our country is in need of rapid resuscitation. Our countenances and souls have become cyanotic due to acrimony and hubris that is virulent. The ventilators that once helped humanity flow through our bodies without resistance appear to have become obsolescent.

I challenge all of us to awaken from our stupor with haste and be resurrected with the spirit of grace, mercy, and love.

I pray that this poem spurs reflection.

Pale America

Dehumanization kills

Love coalesces

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.