American Culture · American Literature · Confessional · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Poetry

Anne Sexton

I am on fire.
I see two thin streaks burn down my chin.
I see myself as one would see another.
I have been cut int two.

—  Anne Sexton, from “For the Year of the Insane,” Live or Die. (Houghton Mifflin; 1st edition October 1970)

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