Poetry: A Poem for Dr. Ben, a Prayer for All of Us

by Sophia Malik


Dark and bright 

Full of ancestors’ light 

Precious gem in a world

Of jewel thieves 

A healed healer 

Who holds space 

Deserves to be held

Honored and well

Your pain reveals a

Chance for something real

Vulnerable and brave

Together we will find

A new and true

And beautiful way


Sophia Malik is a family physician at Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center and lives in South Seattle.


Featured image by Sophia Malik.

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