Submission Title

Balance, In All Things

Artist Statement

This poem is a vent for the inherent frustration felt from trying to find a career in and bridge the transition between politics and medicine. It reflects a stubborn determination to not give in to critics' "never-enough-ism" while also trying to be open to improvement and not give in to pride nor cynicism.

About the Artist

Justin Straughan is a pre-medical student and pre-PA student who seeks to merge the two. By providing policy research for the VA and studying for a medical degree, he hopes to be an advocate for the healthcare rights of Veterans at all levels.