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For Ann Sexton
by Ric Masten

your poetry
is not a pleasant thing
all sunshine and butterflies
passing into oblivion
uneventful
as a lazy summer afternoon

not at all
it comes down on me
the work of a distressed angry bee
and where it hits me
does not feel good

your stinger
stinging me and stinging me
till my whole being
swells up with ideas
painful enough
to bring me wide awake

and sometimes
I hate you for it


"Essense" by Archna Jaideep Singh

"Essence"
by Archna Jaideep Singh

     

Ric Masten was born in Carmel, California, in 1929. He has toured extensively over the last thirty years, reading his poetry in well over 400 colleges and universities in North America, Canada, and England. He is a well-known conference theme speaker and is a regular on many television and radio talk shows. He lives with his poet-wood carver wife Billie Barbara in the Big Sur mountains of California. He has 13 books to his credit. (see amazon.com) and his work is or has appeared in scores of E-Zines. To name a few The Inditer, A Writer's Choice Journal, Cafe Poetry, The Writer's Quill, Octavo, Calliope, Niederngasse Poetry, Speckled Words, Vistula, The Beaded Strand, Poetry In The Light, Poetfest, Cyber Whispers, Kathy's Poetry Waltz.

     

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