Psychoanalysis of Oedipus

by Ira Lightman

Ira Lightman lives in England.

This is a collection of poems around ideas of psychoanalysis.

not all want to kill their father
half as much as I do,
roseanne arnold effaces freud
with a single more sensible motive: vengeance

around a small pantheon of names
conversations gather, as if named
were the inventors and conduits
of ideas unique until they were popular

but also prepared to be so,
freud not effaced, he's discussed