“she was completely whole and yet never fully complete” ― Maquita Donyel Irvin

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What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it? terror fright alarm panic death inside death so moving zombielike shuffling swish swish scrape the zoetrope clicking by around my death in life eyes pictures of life daily unlived exhumation skin peels reveals cocooning in fat and…

Write or die?

Haven’t written in a long time. Feel like I’m being strangled by self doubt. Doesn’t help that i have a family who believes fighting is life. Reading Plath whose single-minded goal is something I envy. I dont have any goals other than surviving in a greedy society that traps the workers into a never ending…

Girl Talk: The Code of Sylvia Plath’s “Cut”

Given her Swiftian bent in “Cut,” Plath fantastically extrapolates Freud’s castration complex and imagines the female anatomy in ludicrous male personas, each with its own abject place in history, while the poem serves, at once, as a celebration, social satire and lament about female gender. Girl Talk: The Code of Sylvia Plath’s “Cut” This is a…


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poet, diarist, writer, teacher, woman, fragile, strong, northern life is my domicile, my barbaric yawp exudes against the tide