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Thursday, May 18, 2017

COUCH TOMATO




I once met a psychiatrist
on a blind date
and as we sat there
with our drinks
I tried to see what was in her eyes
and what they revealed about
what she was thinking about
me

but as it turned out
she liked me
and wanted to see me again
and I went round and round
in my head about that
as in if we started up with each other
would she be constantly psychoanalyzing me
(why should I care if it's free?)

but in the end I decided I'd feel
too self-conscious in that scenario

which is weird cuz
it was all the rest of 'em
who tried to analyze me
more than she ever would have
and to this day
I know they think
they had me all figured out

32 comments:

  1. I wonder if it ever comes for free though... there is always some price to pay.

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    1. Yes, and it's often the result of laying on some couch!

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  2. I like this. It made me smile, both the situation and your thoughts on how it ended up.

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  3. Got me laughing on that one -- very well done

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  4. Very interesting scenario lol. I don't know if I would have liked it much but I analyze folks and I'm not a psychiatrist haha

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    1. All women are amateur psychiatrists--lol

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  5. Great deal of fun that you spun in this run

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    1. And a true story, if anybody was wondering.

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  6. Entertaining with ironic humor (grins)!

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  7. No need 2 meet the couch type psychs and their drugs no mo, friend tim ... cuz all U need is love ... meouw ... Love, cat.

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    1. BTW: My tomatoes are comin along superbly so far here in central alberta ... meouw ... Love, cat.

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    2. A "tomato" raising tomatoes...now there's a juicy scenario!

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  8. Seems right...I once heard a man say of his old girfriend, he always thought she embarrased him...but the one he married, embarrased him most....relationships are interesting.

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  9. We never know who's going to embarrass us cuz everyone is on their best behavior in the beginning...there should be a rule that everyone is required to start out showing their worst behavior, then we all know what we are looking at and can make an informed decision from there :)

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    1. People are strange, said The Doors

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    1. Wisdom from one who has no doubt been there. Thanks, Bekkie!

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  12. I'm not sure if a free analysis is a great thing or not. Ha, ha, that's a great story and a good poem

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    1. It's what comes afterward on the couch that makes it worth it :)

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  13. I would like to BE the psychoanalyst, but not to date one. :)

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    1. I imagine it's hard for psychiatrists to get dates. I was once in a movie discussion group that was led by a psychiatrist. After the second film we saw, he got pissed off at something somebody said and dissolved the group!

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  14. Fascinating story. Maybe they ( psychoanalysts) go the other way as compensation. Perhaps there is an off switch. Perhaps not.

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    1. So many of us can't find that off switch when we really need to.

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  15. Seems right...I once heard a man say of his old girfriend, he always thought she embarrased him...but the one he married, embarrased him most....relationships are interesting.

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