“Risk”: A Poem For National Coming Out Day

It might have been 2003 ish – I was a crisis clinician in an ER in Suburban MD working on the late (really late) shift. Peds ED – trauma room. Sometimes you don’t forget the conversation, often – you don’t forget the look on a mom’s face as she listens to her daughter. Thank god for docs, nurses, compassion, support and time to talk. Thanks for saving this life, on this night. #NationalComingoutday