ma · ieu · tic (mä - ü´ tik), adj. [Gr. maieutikos < maia, midwife], designating the Socratic method of helping a person to bring forth and become aware of latent ideas or memories.
A hollowed space, a pit of blessed amnesia.
But no — something else. Deep within,
where memory’s roots feed on and grasp
at what has yet to come,
in here so dark and so in pain,
something stirs: a dream.
Laboring with this squirming thing,
too monstrous to admit,
too urgent to deny,
the mind begs: rest in peace.
To no avail: the corpse unwilling,
the caretaker grabs his shovel;
the midwife, knowing better,
holds out her hands and waits.