THE NEW PSYCHIATRIST

by joannagilmanhyde

The Hawk Kitchen 5:09pm

After 22 years I might as well

admit to “having a mental illness”

yes — mental illness

with the name “Bi-polar” given to Me

by today’s very nice Doctor

from the Caribbean

— A Woman Who, taking thought, pronounced Me

“talented and complicated”

and smiled Her Very Nice Smile

and wrote out Her Prescription