“God Complex” by Kushal Poddar

My therapist says, she needs my father
on her battered counseling couch
for my therapeutics.
 
She tells my father after a session
with him, she needs his father
for an analysis.
 
Father cites, he rests in peace.
Doesn’t matter, insists my therapist,
I just need his id.
 
Months later, lying on the couch
God reveals his impairments
in the areas of foreseeing.
 
There, says my therapist,
your cure heals its wound blindly.

Kushal Poddar authored ‘The Circus Came To My Island’ (Spare Change Press, Ohio), A Place For Your Ghost Animals (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs), Understanding The Neighborhood (BRP, Australia), Scratches Within (Barbara Maat, Florida), Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems (BRP, Australia),Eternity Restoration Project- Selected and New Poems (Hawakal Publishers, India) and now Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse-A Prequel (Alien Buddha Press).