Thursday, May 05, 2011

Ode To The Man Who Claimed He Could Look After My Wife Better Than I

His first name is David, shortened to Dave.
The headstone on Sylvia Plath’s grave
Bears his family name, and I sympathise
With those crazed idolaters who excise
“Hughes” as fast as it’s re-engraved,
Their bowdlerism reactively slaved
To the craftsman’s restoring work,
But to them I say “Stet! – Dave Hughes is a jerk,
Let it stand, it’s to his shame.”