— NARRATIVE ESSAYS —

Coverage Gap

Sarah E. Stumbar, MD, MPH

Fam Med. 2022;54(4):309-309.

DOI: 10.22454/FamMed.2022.271374

Three little girls
play, dance, laugh
under the palms of the sticky Florida summer
Their father’s voice echoes across the park
No running! We don’t have insurance!
Suddenly, they are
standing still, silent
Inside, I scream for a world where families can play
together
But I only keep walking, straining to hear
girls laughing again

Acknowledgments

This poem won first place in the “Other” category at the 2021 STFM annual poetry and prose contest.

Lead Author

Sarah E. Stumbar, MD, MPH

Affiliations: Department of Humanities, Health, and Society | Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Corresponding Author

Sarah E. Stumbar, MD, MPH

Correspondence: Department of Humanities, Health, and Society; Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St, AHC-483, Miami, FL 33199. sstumbar@fiu.edu.

Email: sstumbar@fiu.edu

Fetching other articles...

Mendeley

Loading metrics from Mendeley...

Loading the comment form...

Submitting your comment...

There are no comments for this article.

Downloads & Info

Share