I am just another patient to him.
Feel free to call if you need to, he says,
I will see you in six weeks.
Stop by the receptionist before you leave.

I can’t stand this psychiatrist.  I need
To see someone else – Dr. Kimball –
Maybe he’s different.
He is different.

I was a medical student once,
He tells me, a small-town boy
From Kansas who was overwhelmed
By it all, like you – you’re not alone.

We’ll meet three times a week,
Don’t worry about the fee for now.
You’ll be a special case for me.
Don’t worry you need to feel special.

Richard Kim, Class of 2004