Susan H. Case
If Freud Had Been a Lutheran

Sex would have been different.
They're taller.  Not as concerned
about size.  Anatomy
destiny, that defining cut.
A florid tryst
with his wife's sister Minna
on his horsehair chaise,
guilt of the deception turned
instead to shared communion.
Dreams less subversive
and lascivious, interpretation altered.
The triangle, memory, motive
inseparable.  Freud sure
what his women want: 
dependence upon salvation
through belief alone,
no one visible institution.