Friday, April 24, 2009

Ted Hughes Killed Sylvia Plath and Other Male Poets

He wrote a poem in which he said
I love you but
I am always in love in the springtime.
She didn't say anything
when he shaved his head,
smoked cigarettes by the train tracks
and traded favors of which she
was more worthy of.

The next time
anybody heard from him
He was living in a trailer
in love with a girl,
but he was always in love with a girl
in the springtime.

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