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Four rats and a barrel on a Christmas card.      Date: circa 1890s
The Night After Listening To A Psychology Podcast About Alternate Strategies For Working With Dreams

 

Returning to the old home
now enjoyed
by a tribe of white rats,
123456I see that they are smiling.
Will I choose

to experientially explore
my feelings of annoyance,
confusion & upset
or will I interpret

these universal symbols
& archetypes
using the two specialized
dictionaries that I own

where Jung explains
the Collective Unconscious?
123456Or I could
just forget it.

 

© E.E. Nobbs
Picture 10989279, Christmas card design, circa 1890

 

E.E. Nobbs lives in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Her poetry book The Invisible Girl was published in 2013, after winning the Doire Press International Poetry Competition. Her website is at https://ellyfromearth.wordpress.com/