Anniversary Day – Based on a Conversation

“My daughter killed herself today
And I’m in so much pain.
How do I live the rest of my life
When my world died that day?”

As she tells me her life
Of unimaginable pain
Slowly she says,
“Today’s a heroin day”

Anna Shvartsur is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine class of 2020. She studied microbiology, immunology and genetics as an undergraduate at UCLA. Outside of medicine, she enjoys swimming, sand volleyball, playing the ukulele and eating dessert. 

Rubor Participation:
2020 Poem, "Novel Human Illness"
2020 Poem, "Anniversary Day - Based on a Conversation"
2019 Poem, "The Words We Use"
2019 Poem, "Bye Bye Baby"
2017 Poem, "Undo"