Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DOCTOR, by DAVID IGNATOW



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First Line: The patient cries, give me back feeling
Last Line: Avidly without pause
Variant Title(s): Resolution
Subject(s): Physicians; Wit & Humor


What am I if not a pattern of manhood?
What should I be if not a dimension of silence?
I have suffered my pattern, and the last of it
will be the beginning of life in the ground
of ants and grubs or in workings of the rain.
I will have become indifferent and detached,
without fear, no longer envious but happy
as a spark at night. I will be gone into the dark,
my real mother.





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