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O'Riordan, P. (2012). My Maelstrom. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 6(2):152-153.

(2012). Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 6(2):152-153

My Maelstrom

Pete O'Riordan

Cascading profanities

Like a torrent plunge

Misguided through mists

Shrouding mortal wounds

Obscured, re-wounded.

The pool beneath

A beautiful spectre

Whose face and form

released or born

from prismed orb

hides this violence

that boils and tumbles

rolling boulders that crush

with pulverous fury

The limit set upon it.

My eye gathers wet

And holds it

As a lake does covet

Its rivers and tributaries

Lent swell from wrong-filled

Fateful showers' globes

And storms long since spent

whose thunderous echo now

does not a baby's eye blink

nor stir at all the beat

of a tiny heart.

Yet of some outrage born

grows this torrent.

To breach a noble dam

Or soothe the burn

of some heavens flash or

snarling bolt released

then hidden in a flash.

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