Maurice Sagoff's "Shrink Lits" entry for J.D. Salinger:
School was crummy,
Dropped out to the New York scene.
There he wandered,
Seared by girls...it wasn't fun.
Home he slid,
Buoyed him up, she really did.
Only for the
Down the skids
Alas, he'll go,
Landing in a shrink château.
Ah, what torment
Must be his
But feels Gee Whiz!
Youth is rough--it really is.
--from Literary Cavalcade, Jan 2 '03, vol. 55, issue 4
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