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A Unique Mind

Once upon a time, when Jack was little,
he wanted to be with his mummy all the time
and was frightened she would go away

later, when he was a little bigger,
he wanted to be away from his mummy
and was frightened that
she wanted him to be with her all the time

when he grew up he fell in love with Jill
and he wanted to be with her all the time
and was frightened she would go away

when he was a little older,
he did not want to be with Jill all the time
he was frightened
that she wanted to be with him all the time, and
that she was frightened
that he did not want to be with her all the time

Jack frightens Jill he will leave her
because he is frightened she will leave him.


"Knots" by R. D. Laing
cheeco cheeco 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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The essence of most romantic struggles in one hit!

Now if only the most of us could work it out, we might chase each other round like bunnies a bit less, and make companionable burrows a bit more.

As simple as how those poems may sound but it actually magnifies a lot of truth.