Another poem about a poet electrocuted in the bath

Rosario Castellanos

You wrote the poem
where the poor Indian woman
prays Please God don’t let
my baby be born a girl

But I can’t remember
if you bore any children
or were childless like Mistral
or barren like Lorca’s Yerma.

You died in the bath
in your flat in Tel Aviv
by electrocution, far away
from your Mexican birthplace

And I wonder if you suffered
a pain like childbirth
or if it was quick as a flash
of inspiration, a perfect last line.

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About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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2 Responses to Another poem about a poet electrocuted in the bath

  1. hypercryptical says:

    Cleverly done.
    Anna :o]

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