Mykonos (Stuart Barnes)

Posted on October 12, 2013 by in Heightened Talk

Flats 2

after Sylvia Plath’s ‘Lesbos’

 

Friction

In that block

Of flats. From six

A.M. you’d modernise.

 

I’d hammer, call you Sookie, sook.

So scared to relish bareback.

Designer duds rook

Black.

 

O tiny, spineless cocklebur.

O Cancerman. O castrate.

Only with Dutch

Courage you confronted—only once.

 

O pearl, you always knew just who I hated.

I amputated you, O saboteur.

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