Category psychiatry

The painted mirror lied

“Deceitfully the painted mirror lied its daily wages. And all the rages and the storms Contained themselves In the early morning shower Or the bath at night, Coupled as they were To the noonday washing of his hands.” As a young man reading about certain ancient Mystics in India who took odd bodily positions and […]

The Painted Mirror

The Painted Mirror “The room surrounded him: Objects of desire Obtained by firing his imagination And hiring in its stead A head of numbers and receipts.” We are not designed to live alone, and in fact we don’t. Our efficiency, one room and a half apartment, holds our costumes and our play things, and we […]

The Bright One

a meeting of minds

He seeped into himself

We are often lonely together

He hunched himself

“He hunched himself against the corner where wall meets floor, where morning meets night, where fight meets flight, and paralysis becomes the oasis in the desert of everlasting day.” The isolation room is where psychiatric patients are placed when their behavior on the ward is  seen and experienced by the staff as too threatening to […]