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The Tragedy of a Sentence

‘I’m stupid about executions.’

Sylvia Plath, ‘The Bell Jar’


I’m haunted by Sylvia Plath. Why does Lachlan imagine I’ll write a book like ‘The Bell Jar’?

           ‘My death is a sure thing. I have wanted it.’

From my poem, ‘Swallowed by the Sun.’ Yes, I have wanted to die. That heavy depression lifted, thankfully.

I want to write like Plath. But I don’t want to end my life. I must keep writing.

My prose will speak of tragedy. But I don’t want to manifest more of it.

We’re all stupid about executions.