what is this companionship
this partnership in my unmapped and my unmappable wilderness
my Northern Territories?

not psychology
this is no "natural science"
for we are concerned always with a single soul
and never a statistical generality

not psychoanalysis
we are not here to dig the well of memory
unearthing there some deeply buried remnants
nor to impose reason and order on craziness and chaos
unfolding order is no chaos
and my craziness is wise ....

here is a keeping company
a ministry of souls
intuition waiting upon intimation
subtle, surprising
where you are midwife to my forming self

19th December 1989

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