Melanie Power

Galaxies

Galaxies
After Plath’s “Lady Lazarus”

Ladies and gentlemen, please. 
Thank you, thank you—yes, the magic
tonight was real.

The trick, this time, is mine. No magician
can saw me in half—without bunny or top hat
or spell cast, I have simply vanished.

Call me the first woman to be
without a body. Its corrupt government is gone,
dissolved. Oh, silly body—it lacked claws,

it wasn’t fast, so I traded skeletal mass,
my tits, my ass. I gave way to galaxy—
to gas, dust, dark particle. I traded the heresy

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