Wild River Review art by Christopher McCauley


Thank You

Thank you for making me write
things I never imagined I was holding inside
thank you for teaching me
the meaning of endurance
thank you for giving me certain moments
from your thought
thank you for suffering me
and suffering is creation and life
thank you for your eloquent silence
thank you for living even in shadow

Manya Bean

Bio: Manya Bean Ph. D. is a poet, writer and translator, as well as training and supervising analyst at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis and the Southern New Jersey Psychoanalytic Institute. She lives and works in New Jersey and Philadelphia.