Remember when you talked about enlightenment
you stubbornly denied
the face of truth
and you were left with your crippled thoughts
to straggle toward dead ends
among tides and storms
while I, insistent, registered
and holding the moon I illumined
the catacombs where
you had been lost.
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.