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Hanoch, E. (2005). My Body Grew on Me. Psychoanal. Perspect., 2(2):105-105.

(2005). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 2(2):105-105

Poetry

My Body Grew on Me

Esther Hanoch, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

My soul grew a frail body

in my mother's body.

Then her body pushed me

into a merciless miracle:

I was born with my body.

Still clinging to

my mother's breasts

I grew up in my body,

my soul nurturing

my wobbly me.

Soon my body grew on me:

the skin, the flesh,

the smallest nail.

Our bond so complete,

our oneness sealed.

How did I outgrow my body?

A savvy body, saggy,

wrinkled and stained.

Yet, it pains me so

to part again.

Article Citation [Who Cited This?]

Hanoch, E. (2005). My Body Grew on Me. Psychoanal. Persp., 2(2):105-105

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