lex talionis
by Stuart Barnes

an eye for an


SOURCE: “lex talionis” by Stuart Barnes is based on page 41 of Letters Home by Sylvia Plath: Correspondence 1950-1963 (HarperPerennial, 1992).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stuart Barnes was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. His poems and creative non-fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in The Warwick Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Assaracus: A Journal of Gay PoetryThe Nervous BreakdownSoutherly Journal, Going Down SwingingOut of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed, Mascara Literary Review and Verity La, amongst others. He is poetry editor of Tincture Journal and can be followed on Twitter @StuartABarnes.