Alabaster Sylvia

plath

a life of white aprons
& doctorโ€™s bills

you, a lonely neon light,
bright as the head of a tulip

sad-faced, broken-down
rust-embracing soul

feebly moving fingers
on ribboned typewriter

the sad tictacking
of gloomy poesy

fat words strung
in perfect meter

wheezing threats,
in a shrill gaiety

my lovely, my Sylvia
walk out of that door

run, run into the sun
in that melancholy apron

faintly smelling of yesterdayโ€™s
cigarettes & anesthesia

look above
the smiling octopus

rays, waving like tentacles
caressing your brain

touch it, touch it with
jagged edge of certainty

speak out, scream
till voice becomes blood

one day, someone will take
your pain & make it

an alabaster statue
of modernity

Twitter @bibek_writes

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8 thoughts on “Alabaster Sylvia

  1. Absolutely love this poem, it’s a really wonderful tribute to Sylvia Plath!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m always looking for unusual, striking poetry for a literary magazine I edit – would you be interested in your poem being published in the next issue?

    It currently has twelve issues (one new one every two months). There are no printed copies or any payment involved for myself or the writers – it’s a free magazine for anyone to read. The aim is to help promote writers on websites and blogs from all over the internet.
    https://thewritinggarden.wordpress.com/

    Copyright remains with the writer and I always include a link back to where the work was originally published and also any other links or social media links you may wish to include (please let me know which ones – if you have any).

    If you would be interested in allowing me to publish your work please check out the magazine
    and let me know. But if you’d rather not, don’t hesitate to say no, I really won’t mind.
    Suzy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Sure, would love to get it published in the literary magazine you edit. It would be a privilege and honor. As for social media links, you can include my Twitter (@bibek_writes) account.
      And, please let me know the time of publication.
      Thank you.
      Bibek ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Thank you so much, that’s great news! I’ll be more than happy to include your Twitter page in your links. The next issue will be around January 16th. I’ll get back to you here with a link when it’s published. Looking forward to including your brilliant poem! ๐Ÿ™‚

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