The Plath Cabinet
by Catherine Bowman
paper, 76 pages, $15.95
from SYLVIA’S PASSPORT
Permitted to land
as a student—little green book,
the same slim green as a Faber
and Faber first volume,
a saddle, hauls her...a little green fellow...
her greeny green. Passported, she hunts
for her vessel, a watery reflection,
a crossing. She is all vessel now—
all mouth, inside a mouth.
She is a Jonah. Milk van. A milk vat.
The heel steps down,
movement becomes morphine,
from the metal rung.