Tuesday, February 7, 2012


"There is only one reason why you could sympathize with this story and it is that you must care for the terrible lack of reciprocity we all must learn to live with. If you have not yet felt it, let me only say I love and envy you for your incompleteness.

- and of course that inevitably you will feel it, as we all feel death, not as punishment, but simply the inevitable.

...We are looking at an ordinary woman, one living in the natural non-reciprocal world, trying hard to believe in reciprocity, trying to shoulder the burden for lack of correspondence, trying still to find not love nearly so much as reciprocity."

'The Man who Shook Hands' a cpllection of poems by Diane Wakoski

29 Jul 1991

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