Off the Shelf, Poetry Thursdays
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One Moment in Psychiatry

The boy coming to the office was eight.
Came in with tremendous hate.
An exceptionally troubled household.
With a psychiatric stranglehold.
At first, he was cold and uninspired.
But soon became open, feeling desired.

All it took was one moment.
One gesture, one act, one question.
Asking about his day.
Making him genuinely smile.
One simple conversation to relay.
Allowing us to make his time worthwhile.

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Anthony Bui Anthony Bui (5 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Anthony is a fourth year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin class of 2024. In 2019, he graduated from University of California San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience. He enjoys sports, television, and movies in his free time. After graduating medical school, Anthony would like to pursue a career in Diagnostic Radiology.