Terry (Terence) Doyle has been writing poetry all his life. His poems have appeared in Print/Journal/Online sporadically since 2004. He is currently working on a first chapbook of 25 poems.
Sylvia Plath is Karen Carpenter
In response to Ian McMillan’s Poem ‘Ted Hughes is Elvis Presley’.
in fact this very day
I cried the first Achoo
behind the stage,
under hand and foot,
a wedding ring,
a gold encased, soap caked filling.
You’ve got a ticket to ride
through the vast unknown,
my incisors indentured on your
You, you, the vampire whom I wed
the shriek the ich, ich, ich.
Marching to timpani
our skins taut as Auschwitz
in transit our binary code
capillaries congeal under wrist.
‘She was a rake’, you said
‘Slim, slim as starlight under hammering
© 2018 Terry Doyle