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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.
Kamikaze man ----

The stain on your
Gauze Ku Klux Klan
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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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Cut
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1962
Poem of the Day: Oct 30 2012

Comment 137 of 137, added on April 12th, 2014 at 5:24 PM.
What a perfect posts

What a perfect posts as eveoyrne begins to deck the halls at their household.. I will use this moto this season and all the rest as I decorate for our little one.. KISS love it! xoxo

Enrique from Czech Republic
Comment 136 of 137, added on April 11th, 2014 at 3:06 PM.
Klong long ago, when

Klong long ago, when i was a young farm boy, i used to get up at 4 AM to milk and feed the cows. the old antediluvian rooetsr was my alarm clock. do you have a special pest that wakes you David in Maine USA

PRth from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 135 of 137, added on April 1st, 2014 at 9:09 AM.

js6s5o A big thank you for your article post.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

nice seo guys from Armenia

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