“Do you know what a poem is, Esther?” medical student Billy Willard asks his poet girlfriend as he shows her around the anatomy laboratory. Not understanding what he means, she says “no.” He self righteously tells her “A piece of dust.” She does not know how to respond and says nothing, but later she imagines the situation, and what she wishes she would have said. 917 more words
Tags » Sylvia Plath
“If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating.”