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Newcombe, R. (2003). Drowning in a Sea of Analytic Writers. Psychoanal. Perspect., 1(1):93-93.

(2003). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 1(1):93-93

Drowning in a Sea of Analytic Writers

Rachel Newcombe, C.S.W.

Amidst all of the

words that are clamoring

to be read by the ones who

have not yet written,

I am struggling to stay afloat.

You see, I have decided

to go swimming instead

and my boat waits for me on shore.

I am not quite ready

to have my words shipped off

in a recognizable vessel that feels

unrecognizable to me

besides, the water is beckoning me to play.

Frolicking about,

I long for fellow swimmers who will

abandon the constructs of wooden ships

for the wholeness and delights of the sea.

Buoyantly nestled in their crafts

they think us foolhardy.

And I wonder always

if in missing the boat

will I still be able to swim.

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