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Whitman-Raymond, L.M. (2013). Waiting Room. Psychoanal. Perspect., 10(1):189-190.

(2013). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 10(1):189-190

Waiting Room

Lee Miriam Whitman-Raymond, MFA

How will it be between us now?

The vase, brown and green

on your table rests my eyes.

Shadows mince the sunlight

across your faded carpet. How will it be

to see your face now, large

sad, more beautiful than the sea.

I wanted to fold into you

to fold you into me—

but judgment swung between us

a loose shutter.

Then, fussy grouse me, I combed out

all my feathers, scolding.

Your eyes, dreaming

were fixed elsewhere.

So how will it be now

after what did

and didn't happen

after this wait

the heart beats

the clock clicks

one hope dies

and something else

begins to move

between us.

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Whitman-Raymond, L.M. (2013). Waiting Room. Psychoanal. Persp., 10(1):189-190

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