Dr. Rakesh Kumar (part two)

A while ago I posted on my poetry blog ( EstherCohen.com Subscribe if you don’t already) that I wanted to have my Vedic Astrology chart done by Dr.Rakesh Kumar in Jackson Heights, home of the Ishwar Center. What is Vedic Astrology? Who is Dr. Kumar? He has an Indian Afro and one of those big hand waves, on his website. Two days in a row his name was mentioned. So friends gave me a reading for a birthday gift. I’m on my way to Jackson Heights today. To hear about 2016.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar
70-11 37th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11372

What Will Dr. Kumar Say To Me?

I will take the L Train
to Jackson Heights
buy almonds and chick peas
walk over
to Dr. Kumar’s introduce
myself. He said 1 AM
but I’m sure he meant PM.
(otherwise I missed
my appointment)

He might ask me categories
for prediction. He will
ask what I want to know.
Though he is
a Health Practitioner
Ayurvedic PhD
I will not ask him
about my health the world
either the Presidential
election. If he
reveals anything
about the world
or Presidents I will tell you.

I want to know
I really want to know
from Dr. Kumar
if I can be The Facebook Poet.
Am I now? and if I can
write my Serial Novel
it’s harder than I thought
because the podcast Serial
was so good and I don’t
write about plot one murder
twenty years ago
the murder didn’t matter
will my new book of poems
come out in April
are there any words for 2016
I should say

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


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