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Stemp, S. (2017). After Analysis. Psychoanal. Perspect., 14(3):387-388.

(2017). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 14(3):387-388

After Analysis

Sarah Stemp, Ph.D.

One idea is

To keep her

Firmly inside forever


Preserved from the elements

         which have been known to

         dissipate, diffuse, or destroy

Held in tough membrane

         of memory and love

The mother carried


In the grown child.


Could they do something else?

Something to

         not lose

Each other

         not have to end the long…

         not have to get off

The bus, the train, the long

Rolling ride through patches

         rough, wild, or nondescript

Oh, could they honor long bonds

Could they keep some form

         of company

         of connection while separate

Each one flawed and praiseworthy

         and exposed.


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