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Anne Sexton - Music Swims Back To Me

Wait Mister. Which way is home?
They turned the light out
and the dark is moving in the corner.
There are no sign posts in this room,
four ladies, over eighty,
in diapers every one of them.
La la la, Oh music swims back to me
and I can feel the tune they played
the night they left me
in this private institution on a hill.

Imagine it. A radio playing
and everyone here was crazy.
I liked it and danced in a circle.
Music pours over the sense
and in a funny way
music sees more than I.
I mean it remembers better;
remembers the first night here.
It was the strangled cold of November;
even the stars were strapped in the sky
and that moon too bright
forking through the bars to stick me
with a singing in the head.
I have forgotten all the rest.

They lock me in this chair at eight a.m.
and there are no signs to tell the way,
just the radio beating to itself
and the song that remembers
more than I. Oh, la la la,
this music swims back to me.
The night I came I danced a circle
and was not afraid.
Mister?

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Music Swims Back To Me
Poem of the Day: Dec 31 2004

Comment 75 of 75, added on March 31st, 2016 at 9:55 AM.
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Comment 74 of 75, added on January 1st, 2016 at 9:55 AM.
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Comment 73 of 75, added on November 9th, 2015 at 11:57 AM.
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RBGKIl Wonderful put up, definitely regret not heading on the USO style dinner. Keep up the great perform!

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