Mykonos (Stuart Barnes)

Posted on October 12, 2013 by in Heightened Talk

Flats 2

after Sylvia Plath’s ‘Lesbos’



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



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.