Just once I knew what life was for.
In Boston, quite suddenly, I understood;
walked there along the Charles River,
watched the lights copying themselves,
all neoned and strobe-hearted, opening
their mouths as wide as opera singers;
counted the stars, my little campaigners,
my scar daisies, and knew that I walked my love
on the night green side of it and cried
my heart to the eastbound cars and cried
my heart to the westbound cars and took
my truth across a small humped bridge
and hurried my truth, the charm of it, home
and hoarded these constants into morning
only to find them gone.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Anne Sexton's poem Just Once

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  1. samantha says:

    I love this poem it made me feel touchy inside..
    i Went right to my bedroom after reading this and put a razer blade to my wrists !!! 🙂 everyone should read this and touch someone or there self!

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