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Denne, G. (2009). Russian Doll. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 3(3):357-358.

(2009). Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 3(3):357-358

Russian Doll

Gill Denne

Glittering matriarch,

tearless smile

perfectly applied.

Cracked and broken,

her created multitude

stares back.

Formed for others

(and for her)

this magic trick

of Safety.


where none exists.

She stands




as layer on layer

her Stories emerge:

Dragons and Demons

The Princess Imprisoned

And Time Ticking On


(Dead eyed)




prisoner to those before,




deep inside

ever evasive,

the hope of rescue

Meticulously hidden,


but not alone

I lay her stories across my bed,

and search for meaning.

Simplicity evolves

On the tiniest

a rose blooms


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Denne, G. (2009). Russian Doll. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 3(3):357-358

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