Throw away all that Sylvia Plath shit right now because this is the only poetry book you’ll ever need, 1980’s Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers.
Here’s an excerpt from Somer’s poem “Organic Girl”:
Organic girl dropped by last nightFor nothing in particularExcept to tell me again how beautiful and serene she feelsOn uncooked vegetables and wheat germ fortified by bean sprouts—Mixed with yeast and egg whites on really big days—She not only meditates regularly, but looks at me like I shouldAnd lectures me about meat and ice creamAnd other aggressive foods I shouldn’t eat.
Below, Kristen Wiig reads from Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers:
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Truly Post-Punk: Suzanne Somers meets Wire on ‘The Late Show,’ 1987
With thanks to Skye Nicolas!
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