The Burden of the “Fantasy Girl”

“Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

She is all there.

She has always been there….

She is as real as a cast iron pot.

Let’s face it, I have been momentary.
A luxury.  A bright red sloop in the harbor.
My hair rising like smoke from the car window.
Littleneck clams out of season.
She is more than that.

This is not an experiment.
She sees to oars and oarlocks for the dinghy….

As for me, I am a watercolor.
I wash off.

– excerpts from Anne Sexton’s “For My Lover, Returning to His Wife”


~ by ngrblogadmin on January 11, 2010.

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