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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 43 of 43, added on April 17th, 2014 at 6:07 PM.
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aOurwL Major thankies for the blog article.Really thank you! Keep writing.

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Comment 42 of 43, added on April 1st, 2014 at 7:00 AM.
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M3s2Ds Major thanks for the post.Much thanks again. Really Great.

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Comment 41 of 43, added on March 22nd, 2014 at 2:47 PM.
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nADQRs I value the blog article.Much thanks again.

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