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Depression - It rises through the cracks in the pavement | 25-Mar-11

Enquirer is looking for a poem they read in a literary magazine like "Quarto" or "Literary Review" in about 1980. It was on the theme of depression.  Its title was probably "Depression" and they think it was by a woman.  The opening line was something like:

"It rises through the cracks in the pavement."

The last line was: "You're the one I want."

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Do you know this poem? Do you have any clues to help us find it?


there was something published in The Spectator that sounds similar:

There's no reasoning with gloom;
it breaks out from below the pavement
into your head, into the corners of the room.

Supposing you trace its lineage. What's the point?
Name it; it merely answers
You're the one I want.

The Claimant, by Connie Bensley
Susanne Woodman

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