Sigmund Freud Said Abnormal

Sigmund Freud Said Abnormal


I would be William Shakespeare—zounds.

But I am madder than 12 Ezra Pounds.

That I were normally mortal.

But like Ezra insane my sounds.


Give me a bride and 12 kisses,

And 5 other normal wishes.

Each Thursday still I confuse everyone,

By declaring I am 12 fishes.

About Tim Ruane

Tim Ruane is an artist and writer. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he studied English and art, and has worked as a chief copy editor in the editorial department of The Washington Post, where he has also worked as a freelance photographer. He has written hundreds of poems, two novels a number of short stories. His photographs have been published by The Washington Post, Simon & Schuster and The Good Men Project. He has shown his photographs at Potomac MD Public Library and is scheduled to be published in ShareArt LA, Circumfleks Magazine and Splinter Literary Journal. He will have an exhibition of his photographs in September at the offices of Prudential FedRealty in Washington D.C. Mr. Ruane lives and works in Garrett Park MD, just outside Washington D.C. USA.


  1. Is it fair to divide it in two? If so, I like the tangle of the first stanza.

  2. you lost me a bit on the first verse, but the second one was gold!

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