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Ode To Plath
JTC john tiong chunghoo (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Ode To Plath

so many paths
never saved plath

a multi faceted mind
that fused and
blew her very top

a thousand images
her acute mind
picked up
and worked
into her poem failed
to save her from

one by one
they opened
like internet sites
to reveal only
a double locked prison

damp and cold
to dispirit her of life

every poem
to soothe and
tame a bruised soul

returned again
and again to haunt
the protagonist

prison upon prison

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nice, John, it's an interesting and sobering paradox that art, as healing as it can be, is not able to deliver some artists.