Published in Houdini (2002)
I love using what I’ve got Love not being what I’m not— After a long time of one kind of living, And it was all right, it was really partly good, Full of one-sided things, And disturbing . . . and absorbing . . . almost Every day . . . But Then the new life came along, bringing The joy of reaching, of stretching, of being Effective— This is another place, this is another way, The ecstasy of a woman detective— And what I detect, what I really find Is your body-and-mind and your life and my Life and My body-and-mind; The joy of being me, a detective, The joy of thinking new, like being Unbelievably bare, Finding something of myself that has never Been aware— The ecstasy of feeling for what’s there!