Transitional object

When Bibi found her lost bunny

(dirty white fur with big ears),

having missed him for six days,

she said:

‘I’ll have to get used to having him, because I was getting used to not having him.’

She missed

the presence

of absence.

2 thoughts on “Transitional object

  1. I liked your transitional object poem; very nice, and Bibi is a grandchild, I assume, and already mature. A mediated and not traumatic absence. There’s a very good essay by Ron Britton on Wordsworth and ‘the loss of presence and the presence of loss’ in ‘Belief and Imagination’ (Karnac, 1998).


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