Erica Jong

(26 March 1942 / New York City)

You Operate - Poem by Erica Jong

You operate on the afternoon
You perform open heart surgery
on the ghosts
of your suicidal friends

You divorce your parents
before you have time
to be born

You kick out your wife & child
You tell your girlfriend
to go screw herself

This is the solitude you wanted
The silence
is stitching you up
you write

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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