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Whitman-Raymond, L.M. (2013). De Profundis*. Psychoanal. Perspect., 10(1):191-192.

(2013). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 10(1):191-192

De Profundis*

Lee Miriam Whitman-Raymond, MFA

the lost

drifts into the deep

where have you gone

you promised I would be

in your thoughts

now your thoughts are


Into the deep I pour these tears

what is abyss

a bissell

a big shell

a hollow wallow

with no skin

a falling into


like on the stairs

because of not

holding on

crayons in each chubby fist

yellow crimson black

like the arm at the foot of the stairs

broken and reset

because it was not believed

that I fell

laid so still

on my white coverlet

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