i disrobe the manuscript

of autobiographical narrative

a mind bubbling awry

subject to blinded sight

in a billion mistranslations

of the value of Occam’s razor

for the vast turning over

of a falsely promised power


degrees stamped with notoriety

representing what i could not see

disarticulated parts of me

a cyclic philosophical weave

this prestige that invariably

withered and spent on frivolity

of barriers to what can be seen

in a breathtaking interiority


inevitably i choose

to trip through the blued pool

with an blithely acquired innocence

no longer in need of recompense

for in creation’s loving play

nothing but good could ever stay


© M.G. Iannucci 2018

Painting: Woman

14 thoughts on “Jouissance

  1. Maria, this is a wonderful poem. And I have a question, that will likely sound silly, and I hope you don’t mind me asking.
    Anyway, I’m curious: why did you choose not to capitalize the pronoun “i?”
    I’ve seen it a lot, and now I have a chance to ask.

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    1. It’s not silly. There is a style of writing that does not use capital letters for anything, with or without punctuation. I also use first person for the way it makes the poem read. It is not because I am speaking of myself necessarily. Thank you for asking!

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      1. Ah, I see! That makes so much sense now. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain that.
        And also, you use the first person very well!

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