#SW4MH Poem for Donor: Lizzy Kalmanek


Inside the recovery room, my head pounds

like an angry mob. 3 a.m. and I am still awake,

leaned over my patient with a witch of a fever,

he’s burning at the stake. Until at last, he stirs,


and his heart falls into a steady purr.


His eyes flutter open, and I smile as his tail

waves gently like a flag, holding strong.


The moon grows tired, but the sun rises up

like a puppy bounding to his owner.


*Thank you so much for your generous support!

I am now only $395 away from my goal! When I leave work this afternoon, I will be wearing my funky #sw4mh hat around Chicago and onto the train! And, now we’re even closer to seeing me dye my hair NoStigmas green!

To join in on the #SW4MH campaign, please visit http://bit.ly/1i59lx9! Remember, every donor will receive a poem (you can leave a topic idea for the poem in your donation comments).

Thank you again for helping ensure no one faces mental illness or suicide alone! For more information about how your donation impacts NoStigmas, please visit https://nostigmas.org.



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