A Psychiatrist’s Diet

Nov 26, 2015

Looking out at a flat gray sea, I try to imagine the chasms in the ocean’s floor where lava laced with strontium pours...

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I try to imagine the chasms

in the ocean’s floor where lava

laced with strontium pours

from our planet’s core, and fanged,

transparent creatures flourish

in a toxic stew science fiction

never fancied. Strange to see

myself as a sea-beast hovering

at the hot spots of my patients’

lives, opaque, omnivorous,

sucking down their sadness

with such fierce hunger

I keep asking for more, amazed

by my diet, the way I thrive.

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