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Sylvia Plath - Cut

for Susan O'Neill Roe

What a thrill ----
My thumb instead of an onion.
The top quite gone
Except for a sort of hinge

Of skin,
A flap like a hat,
Dead white.
Then that red plush.

Little pilgrim,
The Indian's axed your scalp.
Your turkey wattle
Carpet rolls

Straight from the heart.
I step on it,
Clutching my bottle
Of pink fizz. A celebration, this is.
Out of a gap
A million soldiers run,
Redcoats, every one.

Whose side are they one?
O my
Homunculus, I am ill.
I have taken a pill to kill

The thin
Papery feeling.
Saboteur,
Kamikaze man ----

The stain on your
Gauze Ku Klux Klan
Babushka
Darkens and tarnishes and when
The balled
Pulp of your heart
Confronts its small
Mill of silence

How you jump ----
Trepanned veteran,
Dirty girl,
Thumb stump.

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Cut - Comments and Information

Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Cut
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1962
Poem of the Day: Oct 30 2012

Comment 170 of 170, added on May 10th, 2017 at 10:53 AM.
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wbEOlP It as fantastic that you are getting thoughts from

suba me from Cuba
Comment 169 of 170, added on May 10th, 2017 at 10:19 AM.
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To14ND This is a topic which is close to my heart Take care! Where are your contact details though?

jake jilennanal from Bulgaria
Comment 168 of 170, added on March 25th, 2017 at 10:38 PM.
The abtliiy to think

The abtliiy to think like that is always a joy to behold

Gerri from Czech Republic

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