"It's about words, and words are all I have…"



Radio blares:  Fire in Russia today

at a  remote Psychiatric hospital  The

dead are 26-76 yrs. old   many drugged

Firefighters couldn’t get  to them    Ferry

not running  Many died trying to climb out

windows    windows barred


Fires  smoke  ferryboats  screaming  running

burning flesh   Sounds like a trip on the River        Styx

How many had visions like these ?  Where the

visions became the psychosis they were sedated

for   Precognition can be a mental health condition


All reminiscent of   The White Hotel* –     A patient of

Freud’s has visions    of a bloody siege    & a bayonet

wound near the heart   She ended up in a ravine at         Babi Yar


Have my child clients dreamed their torments

envisioned their  dungeons ?    Some certainly

Once in  a dream   a crumpled old man said to me:

Savior Complex eh ?  I wonder  if perhaps I am not

saving them     but it is they  who are saving me



*The White Hotel  D.M. Thomas depicts scenes from Babi Yar a ravine in Kiev and the site of a series of massacres by the Nazis . The most notorious took place on September 29–30, 1941, when 33,771 Jews were killed in a single operation. 


Spring  2013

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