Fare Thee Well
The rains at last returned to say hello
They left the trees, the grass, and my face aglow.
Now all so-called troubles are far and farther away;
Sabiha taught us well and all will be okay.
Hummus and crackers and the ever-recharging tablet:
Assessment, respite and/or consents? Ok, let’s have it!
Our Sabiha has now gone home: “for the kiddos.”
FAMILY FIRST! It’s what everyone surely knows.
Standdown and Huddle roll call, a new voice, the quiet, will burst—
As a different beautiful soul will have to answer first;
The quiet morning report will not ever be the same,
The velvet advocate has upped and left our little game.
The new day dawns, many old and new patients will we tend to;
Families to assess, to support, to provide compassionate care most true.
Days grow longer and our unenviable work never goes away;
But Sabiha has taught us all well and all will be okay.
–Asante sana and salaam, Sabiha B., LMSW!