Plath is dead!

The weaver of words
Dead…finally!
Depressing:
To be a writer
In this cynical age.
Gangsters gotta
More clout!
You suffer the
Slings of fate
Get lacerated
Wounds do not heal
And fester;
Keats,
Shelley,
Woolf,
Hemingway,
Endless list!
Words no longer
Mean what
They once meant,
Profane is sacred,
Porn is stale,
Lusts un-satiated,
Dolls,
Dons,
Molls,
More
Erotic;
Dollars are
Real
Turn-on!
Who cares?
Discounted words,
Mere arbitrary
Lexical arrangements,
Horizontal/vertical,
Displayed by the neo-rich
For garnering respectability,
In this philistine age!

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the blog: http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

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