Sylvia Segmented

Oh what a thrill…of pink fizz

this is for Plath

as words rip

through her consciousness

 

leading her to Yeats’ oven

to blow out the pilot

and suck death into her being

and let go as crows flow

 

like her husband’s poetry

that yields despair

where no blue skies fly

over London’s semidetached

 

while she disconnects

birthday joys and holidays

from effervescent yews’

bristling flowers

 

pollinating 

with a million sperm

falling into water

where fish spawn

 

bubbling with love 

and infidelities

 

in nightmare dreams 

of dying children

 

and lost reams

of black confetti. 

Paul Iasevoli's stories and poems have been published in various journals, including Deep South Magazine, where he was 2018 winner of honorable mention. His writing has also appeared in the Florida Writers Association’s yearly collection of prose and poetry. He’s author of the 2018 award nominated LGBTQ+ novella, Winter Blossoms.

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