October 29, 2010

her kind

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Her Kind
by Anne Sexton


I have gone out, a possessed witch,
haunting the black air, braver at night;
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
over the plain houses, light by light:
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.
I have been her kind.

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I have found the warm caves in the woods,
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,
closets, silks, innumerable goods; 
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
A woman like that is misunderstood.
I have been her kind.
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I have ridden in your cart, driver,
waved my nude arms at villages going by,
learning the last bright routes,
survivor where your flames still bite my thigh
and my ribs crack where your wheels wind.
A woman like that is not ashamed to die.
I have been her kind.~


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2 comments:

Roman said...

Susan,

I`m so flattered that you like my work.

Kerri Anderson said...

Hauntingly Cool! Amazing group of artist‘s and things I haven‘t seen before. Thanks for including me!

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