Creeley as Therapy
He ran an ad in the health section
of the local weekly
“Cure Mental Crises with Creeley.”
And you know 12 people
paid $175 for an 8-week workshop!
Enough to put in a new shower stall!
He sat them at ease
in a circle of chairs
each of them holding
The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley 1975-2005
and then they opened it up at random
the curative feel
of the words
as they would relate
to the reader’s particular crisis.
Smiles cracked the circle
& sometimes tears!
They begged him to hold another one
especially as the calendar