|Hopenwasser, K. (2006). The Closest to Crazy a Sane Person can be. Psychoanal. Perspect., 4A:169-170.
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(2006). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 4A:169-170
The Closest to Crazy a Sane Person can be
Lifeordeath. How confused we get,
when we search for the missing pieces
of self. I have wondered what she felt,
Isis, as she wandered the land
gathering all but one part of her beloved
Some versions say it is the phallus never found.
Was she frantic with forlorn anguish?
or did she know, with divine wisdom,
he would be gathered, part by part,
brought back to life
to reign forever over the dead.
How sweet are these myths
where the dead are awakened
and the living live for hundreds of years.
Inthemoment. How confused we get,
in the moment of terror,
when one does not know.
What will happen next?
will we die once,
or will we die a thousand times over?
Like Sisyphus only worse,
stuck in futility yet terrified too.
What a mythological morass.
How cruel are these tales
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where the innocent are punished
and the punishment becomes the crime.
Who is this god, who says, go now into the belly of the beast,
you have been chosen for the journey,
you have been given this sec
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