Doorknob Comments

A doorknob comment refers to when, in therapy, patients reveal their most painful conflicts during the last minutes of a session, often with their hand already on the doorknob.

Does it get overwhelming?
The tendrils of peas Mother shuffled
in the colander, or the low-slung greenery
suffocating the infants, their small hands slapping
to Miss Mary Mack and all those silver buttons.

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