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Webb, C. (2014). Separation Anxiety. Att: New Dir. in Psychother. Relat. Psychoanal., 8(1):59.
   

(2014). Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 8(1):59

Separation Anxiety

Catherine Webb

It is no use staying

as I will only have to leave.

Being attached to you

fills me with pain and an insatiable need

A reminder of what could have been,

should have been

But will never be again,

and again,

and again

Out pours grief from the core

a dependency I abhor

but crave deeply as if I truly were small.

Four again and sitting on your knee

Won't you put me out of my misery.

What kind of thirty something can I be,

whilst caught up in infantile fantasies.

Still looking for someone to mother me.

I could draw your absence with my pen,

but how can I conjure your presence just the same.

I'm fighting daemons in my sleep

a battle to the death.

It's as if life is on freeze

and I am sat waiting,

huddled and holding my breath.

The presence of your absence encases me.

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