Πέμπτη, 19 Ιουλίου 2012

The Rival



If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating.
both of oyu are great light borrowers.
Her O-mouth grieves at the world; yours is unaffected,

And your first gift is making stone out of everything.
I wake to a mausoleum; you are here,
ticking your fingers on the marble table, looking for
cigarettes,
Spiteful as a woman, but not so nervous,
And dying to say something unanswerable.

the moon, too, abases her subjects,
But in the daytime she is ridiculous.
Your dissatisfactions, on the other hand,
Arrive through the mailslot with loving regularity,
White and blank, expansive as carbon monoxide.

no day is safe from news from you,
walking about in Africa maybe, but thinking of me.

Sylvia Plath