Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To see papers related to the one you are viewing…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

When there are articles or videos related to the one you are viewing, you will see a related papers icon next to the title, like this: RelatedPapers32Final3For example:

2015-11-06_09h28_31

Click on it and you will see a bibliographic list of papers that are related (including the current one). Related papers may be papers which are commentaries, responses to commentaries, erratum, and videos discussing the paper. Since they are not part of the original source material, they are added by PEP editorial staff, and may not be marked as such in every possible case.

 

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Evans, K. (2013). The Life and Death of a Heap. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 7(2):182.

(2013). Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 7(2):182

Poetry

The Life and Death of a Heap

Kate Evans

The heap

starts out so innocuously,

with something that is on its way somewhere else

in the house, only not quite ready to go

And there is, conveniently,

a little vacuum of empty space

that does not mind being filled.

That's the start of it.

Then, pell-mell, other things join it,

things that have not yet got a proper space,

things that have been waiting for a container or a chance,

and this and that and the other and all their friends

Until there you have it. A heap has suddenly moved in

and starts eyeing you malevolently.

Daring you to do anything to curb its power

it sits, untidy, ratty, scatty and self-satisfied,

proving that you are really a slob at heart

and intimidating you with inflated ideas

of the amount of time it would take you to shift it.

Until suddenly one day you shift gear,

go into battle

and then, how fast it disappears.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.