We’ve Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the World’s Getting Worse

He was a realist? That’s hilarious!
Read in extenso and
See a coke-addled fantasist
We’ve Had a Hundred Years of
Psychotherapy and the World’s Getting Worse.
Ignoring the pernicious political
Destroying lives
Misrepresenting personal problems
In the echo chamber of destructive mantras
“Follow your dreams”
“Reach for the stars”
Iterations of the American Dream
AKA capitalism.

Boy, straighten up and fly right, life is not a piece of cake.
I’m OK and you’re OK if the cheque’s OK.’

It’s too much noise
Unholy urge
Open up every
Tittle tattle
Sorry, but I’m not interested
Breakdowns and break ups
Medical misadventures
Mission creep for endless therapy.
Pathologizing what does not match their credo
The better to burrow into income streams
Victimhood incentivised inventing the problems
They claim qualified to fix
Producing plenty of anomic narcissists who lap it
He was a realist? That’s hilarious!
We’ve Had a Hundred Years of
Psychotherapy and the World’s Getting Worse.

-Job

(Found poem cut up from comments found on message boards)

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