The entire poem is about a self-injurer, first beginning with references to Plath’s “Cut” (which is not about self-injury and the poet does not imply it is). It is told from an outside perspective (“we”). It covers her relationship with her father, her disintegration, and then her end.
Sometimes she would cut herself, then go next door
to the neighbor’s house –
a drywall finisher out of work
because this was the recession –
and present her arms to him
shyly, like a girl
in her first prom gown of ruched sateen,
awkward in bows
but with terribly alert eyes.”
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Poem Title Cuttings
Author Dorothy Barresi
Source rouge pulp
Edited by Hannibal
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