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can't wake dreams by Davka
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"davka" = "despite everything". This collection is twice as large as what i think to be her earlier one, "Today You Can Be Captain Of Your Own Coffin-Boat". At the end of it, she attributes a quote to Carl Jung:

"I am indeed convinced that creative imagination is the only primordial phenomenon accessible to us, the real ground of the psyche, the only immediate reality."

You can be the "captain of your own coffin-boat" & you can miscarry poems, but, still:

"i can write anything i want to
and not have to answer you for it."

& that seems to be a driving force for davka. She articulates to define her place in the world in the hope that these articulations will overpower the expectations of others.

"if i can't sleep- i'll write.
or won't sleep because i write.
i remember today's
black phallic payphone piece-
a snake in the garden whispering,
believe me,
your mother is hopeless.

brother bill was on the line
saying she's turned for the worse
and i read for psychology finals notes-
maslow believed people change
to fill the expectation,
like wax dripped in a crack on the coffee-table,
shadows left to die despite the sun's best wishes-
women wilt in o'keeffe antithesis-
i'll write because i'm a poet.
not bi-polar, not hopeless.
hungry, for sure."

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April 9, 2008 – Shelved
April 9, 2008 – Shelved as: poetry

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