The Junction by Emily Bilman

From his bronze bust, blasé,
Freud gazes at
the labyrinths of our libido,
his hands in his pockets.
Dedalus-like, the maze-exits
elude me like the thorns
of your absence.
Born by the blood
that cleanses us
like a resilient river,
we escape
the ogre-Minotaur
at the junction
of our inner journeys.

Emily Bilman
Dr. Emily Bilman is London’s Poetry Society Stanza representative and hosts poetry meetings in her home in Geneva. She earned her PhD from East Anglia U where she taught literature. Her dissertation entitled, The Psychodynamics of Poetry, was published in 2010. Modern Ekphrasis, dealing with the poetry-painting analogy from Plato to Derrida, was published by Peter Lang in 2013. Her poems are published in The London Magazine, Hunger Mountain, Offshoots VII & XII, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg Review, Iodine, and Aois 21 in America and The Inspired Heart Vols. 1, 2, & 3, and Ygdrasil in Canada. Two poetry books, A Woman By A Well and Resilience, are published by Matador in England. Her website is


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