Sunday, 7 September 2008

For Anne Sexton


Anne sexton, did you know


That God is in

Your typewriter?


With its pressed black keys

And serrated teeth


Simultaneously spitting and

Biting.


If god is in

your typewriter,

does he dictate your

Poems to you?


I don’t think so,

Because god has produced dark

Things in his time but none

So revelatory.


No


You keep him prisoner

As you stay in your

Car


Breathing in

Fumes.

2 comments:

troylloyd said...

damn Mike,

good poem mate, your talent is myriad -- keep up the keeping up & wrangle the word sideways.

: )

mike cannell said...

ta, when'r u coming on msn?