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Earning a fast buck in
These vulnerable times…

Psychoanalysis gives way to
A faster remedial approach —

Curative doses initiating chemical
Reactions within.

With upheavals
Left to heal by time alone,

Caregivers prescribe drugs
That numb your emotional 

Triggers, and your vegetable presence
Cries from chemical overdose.

But you have to accept it
Or you get stigmatised

As a rebel, an outcast, who wants
To grab society by the neck!


Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, writer and poet. His poems and prose have been published and accepted by Tuck Magazine, Transcendent Zero Press, Scarlet Leaf Review, Literature Studio Review, Leaves of Ink, Hans India, Dissident Voice, Piker Press, Spillwords, Setu Magazine, Visual Verse, Pangolin Review, Memoryhouse (Chicago University lit mag), etc. He has co-authored a book of poems titled Air & Age.