Sigmund Freud

You have helped      
  make men and women
who only read your books
  mischievous little urchins,
like those that on a dare
  pocket and run
with unwatched fruit.
         I have coughed up
         seeds, acid, and skin
on your dusty
old couch.

–Andrés Castro

Andrés is a PEN member/volunteer and he is also listed in the Directory of Poets and Writers. He recently launched a blog for new and not so new practicing poets.

Where will the Words go now

Where will the words go
now,
when abnormal is being
normalized,
and journalists get kicked
off
the president’s plane—

when a burning flag
at the feet—
if he had them—
of a young wheel-chaired Iraq war Vet
makes him no longer a citizen.

Will he find himself
alone,
behind bars,
in orange—
an ugly
undisguisable combed-
over orange?

Andrés Castro

Andrés is a PEN member/volunteer and he is also listed in the Directory of Poets and Writers. He recently launched a blog for new and not so new practicing poets.