Knowing Sylvia Plath

I am surprised you have survived
until now.

Sleeping pills in the medicine cabinet. Father’s gun in the closet. Razor
on the sink. Cold steel

No tears, only blood.

I will never
know love.

Your parents will delight
in one less disappointment
when you are laid to rest.


And you still think sleep is the answer? Coward.

I try to pray
myself away.

Vanish? Recede into darkness
where you belong.

Coral snakes slither up my arms. Snakes
upon snakes.

Taste the venom
of success. Dead
ropes of snake, your arms
a caduceus. Writhing snakes of success.

I am still
awake. time. still

Close your eyes and kiss
the only one who has ever craved you. He is waiting.
Make love
to his bones.

My God, why have you forsaken me?

Those who have already died
salute you.

Share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on October 11, 2013 by in Poetry, Serial Addiction -- Your Weekly Read and tagged , , , , , , , .

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,471 other followers

Looking for Werewolves

Fans of werewolf horror novels will enjoy The Runes Trilogy, which features a diverse character mix!

"The Wolf at His Door features a complex and twisting plot that never loses steam, with relatable and likeable characters, some seriously gruesome deaths and horror scenes, incredibly written suspense, and even some highly erotic scenes." Buys, Bears and Scares

Read the werewolf trilogy!

%d bloggers like this: