jeffrey croteau

 

A FEW COMMENTS ABOUT PSYCHOSURGERY

 

I

Becky and Lucy

can’t be treated surgically. Depression:

whatever came for the crumbs. He missed

frantically and pecked at his hand.

Therapies must be tried first, leaving few

without screaming. A careful reading of

He Came Back The Next Day With A Rock,

their psychiatrists thought.

 

II

Who would believe the poor

were the first to undergo psychosurgery?

Surgical treatments? Yes, thus the Pool of Pa:

manic depressives and obsessive cum.

And thus, the silk hat:

Lincoln tipping his high, stiff

beautiful cardinal by its leg. It chirped.