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What indeed is my unconscious, that inward place
trying to say
and to whom is it speaking
How can devil and god speak at the same time
with the same voice
and especially to as simple simon
who knows nothing of what it is
it is supposed to know
I remember the dream warning me
not to take my first college teaching job
but who can read a dream in which a plane crashes
and a tire goes flat
and then say to himself
there I shall not go

Irwin R. Shaw - September 4th 1985