By Collaborating With Sylvia Plath I Create A Poem Of Dubious Value

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I purr my tv and all the radio meows computer;
I snooze my masking tapes and all is befriended again.
(I climb I destroy you up inside my blinds.)

The electrical cords go alerting out in happily and sadly,
And intently kitchen counter creates in:
I engage my brown and all the white jumps furry.

I licked that you scratched me into stripes
And yawn me lovingly, yawned again me quite haughty.
(I climb I destroy you up inside my blinds.)

Bowl sleeps from the water, kibble’s pillows doubt:
Demand throne and window sill’s perch:
I engage my brown and all the white jumps furry.

I determine you’d evaluate the way you chew,
But I bat truly and I devour your trees.
(I climb I destroy you up inside my blinds.)

I should have pretended a chipmunk instead;
At least when birdies sway they ignore back again.
I engage my brown and all the white jumps furry.

(I climb I destroy you up inside my blinds.)

– Ally Bean & Sylvia Plath

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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Midwestern by chance. Kindhearted most days.

10 thoughts on “By Collaborating With Sylvia Plath I Create A Poem Of Dubious Value”

  1. It’s, like, so raw . . . so savage . . . I felt the claws, Man. I WAS THE MOUSE – and never felt so alive!!!! I dig your work, Man.

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  2. i was pretty sure that I would never understand poetry. But now I’ve read this! And I’m convinced I will never understand poetry. I didn’t even realise there was a mouse, let alone being that mouse. Den is clearly too Zen for me. 🙂

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    1. Polly, lol. First of all, THERE IS NO MOUSE IN THIS POEM. Don’t let him lead you astray.

      And secondly, Den can be quite infuriatingly Zen at times. That’s part of the reason he got his nickname.

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