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 Somers’ poem “Organic Girl”:
Organic girl dropped by last night
For nothing in particular
Except to tell me again how beautiful and serene she feels
On 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 should
And lectures me about meat and ice cream
And 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!