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O'Riordan, P. (2012). Emotional Emporia. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 6(2):153.

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

Emotional Emporia

Pete O'Riordan

I have learnt to savour the taste of nice feelings

just as I have learnt to recognise the clay which is death,

it's mineral hue and flint hearts, sorrow and regretful pain.

But the nice bubbles, I hold on my tongue and slurp them as if tasting

champagne instead of

Gulped

Or

Spilt

even unpleasurable sensations like bitter.

Cold can become like ice-cream—and flavours and smells are the drugs.

Vanilla freedom.

Knicker bocker glorious

Emporia phantasmagoria.

Article Citation [Who Cited This?]

O'Riordan, P. (2012). Emotional Emporia. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 6(2):153

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