Friday, January 05, 2007

I am the rat's star today

My friend, my friend, I was born
doing reference work in sin, and born
confessing it. This is what poems are:
with mercy
for the greedy,
they are the tongue’s wrangle,
the world’s pottage, the rat’s star.

-anne sexton

1 comment:

Clifford Duffy said...

Hmmm long time no visit here, and that is one strong quote... tongue's wrangle, world's pottage, and that last doozy, "the rat's star"...