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Ogden, T. (2004). Crumbs. Psychoanal. Perspect., 2(1):88-88.

(2004). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 2(1):88-88

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Thomas Ogden, M.D.

(December, 1999)

The ambulance men arrived,

Four of them.

A lot of times they picked

Her up to take her to the hospital.

This time they were

Bringing her home.

It didn't really bother me that much

Up 'til then—

The radiation and all that—

But this time, outside the house, it did.

It's dumb, but you know what it was

That got me,

It was the crumbs on her lips

And around her mouth and on her gown.

She never would have

Let that happen before—never.

It wasn't her.

I bent down and kissed her

And tasted the cookie crumbs.

I told her I had to run,

I was late for rehearsal.

“Do you want me to drive you?”

She asked.

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