Daily Archives: July 29, 2015

Poem – Cigarettes And Whiskey And Wild, Wild Women – Anne Sexton

(from a song)  Perhaps I was born kneeling,  born coughing on the long winter,  born expecting the kiss of mercy,  born with a passion for quickness  and yet, as things progressed,  I learned early about the stockade  or taken out, … Continue reading

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Poem – Clothes – Anne Sexton

Put on a clean shirt  before you die, some Russian said.  Nothing with drool, please,  no egg spots, no blood,  no sweat, no sperm.  You want me clean, God,  so I’ll try to comply.  The hat I was married in,  … Continue reading

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Poem – Cinderella – Anne Sexton

You always read about it:  the plumber with the twelve children  who wins the Irish Sweepstakes.  From toilets to riches.  That story.  Or the nursemaid,  some luscious sweet from Denmark  who captures the oldest son’s heart.  from diapers to Dior.  … Continue reading

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Poem – Cockroach – Anne Sexton

Roach, foulest of creatures,  who attacks with yellow teeth  and an army of cousins big as shoes,  you are lumps of coal that are mechanized  and when I turn on the light you scuttle  into the corners and there is … Continue reading

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