“Another Season Comes and Goes,” Finale

The Medical Humanities Society at Des Moines University presents its first annual online arts gallery, “Another Season Comes and Goes.” The gallery features art works and the written word by DMU students depicting seasons of human life and of the earth.

Gallery curators are Megan Kavanaugh, a second-year osteopathic medical student, and Megha Pokhriyal, a first-year osteopathic medical student. They are executive officers of the Medical Humanities Society.

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The final installment of “Another Season Comes and Goes,” features photography and a poem by Brooke Bachelor, a second-year osteopathic medical student from Carol Stream, IL. 

Grand Teton National Park, WY

Of her poetry, Brooke says, ”This is a collection of reflections on my life experiences thus far that explore vulnerability, Oneness of humanity, celebration, loss, love, travel and self-exploration. These poems come from a time period of about three years when I was trying to find my footing in the world while moving from nursing to medicine and spending a majority of my time outside of the U.S. While living and working in Peru, I really became aware of the truth that we are all in this together and of the importance of approaching our interactions with people, especially our patients, from a place of curiosity, love and openness.”

The Answer
As our organs fail
And our bodies align
with the Truth of our being;
The time-proofed Divine

And that time is just nothing
But construct of a mind
And the way we now live
Is through just to be kind

In a differing world
On a similar plane
Lies our story renewed
And a new dream obtained

Sunrise over Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY

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