this tragic and beautiful poet
who once drank martinis with Sylvia Plath
on Massachusetts afternoons.
Anne Sexton wrote Confessional classics
such as "The Truth the Dead Know"
and "Mercy Street", far too young to go
into the arms of The Grim Reaper
at just 46 years old
gassing herself in her mother's fur coat.
The psychiatrist had advised her to write
in order to placate the mental torture
but it wasn't enough in the end,
terrible scars...too powerful to mend