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Anne Sexton - Lessons In Hunger

"Do you like me?"
I asked the blue blazer.
No answer.
Silence bounced out of his books.
Silence fell off his tongue
and sat between us
and clogged my throat.
It slaughtered my trust.
It tore cigarettes out of my mouth.
We exchanged blind words,
and I did not cry,
and I did not beg,
blackness lunged in my heart,
and something that had been good,
a sort of kindly oxygen,
turned into a gas oven.
Do you like me?
How absurd!
What's a question like that?
What's a silence like that?
And what am I hanging around for,
riddled with what his silence said?

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Lessons In Hunger

Comment 252 of 252, added on December 31st, 2015 at 8:14 AM.


YMLAgFHhOUJgGgUpHVm from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 251 of 252, added on December 31st, 2015 at 6:13 AM.


KnCSMYhdOtzfgyjn from Paraguay
Comment 250 of 252, added on December 13th, 2015 at 1:06 AM.
are you planning a s

are you planning a seires with this? i hope so because i think that roman and his brother need a story and from how you wrote some of the scenes it seems more than brotherly love might be present? and elias is still around and salem and josh and alot of others as well and anyways just hoping that this turns into a seires.

Julie from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic

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