Painting Self portrait Self portrait | Anne Sexton 1 Anne Sexton: Self portrait “Meanwhile in my head, I’m undergoing open-heart surgery.” Anne Sexton Tags: Anne Sexton Continue Reading Previous Self Portrait | David Bomberg, 1932Next Self Portraits | Walker Evans, 1903-1975 More Stories Frame inside Painting Frame Inside | Stop and Go | Lee Krasner, 1949 0 Frame inside Painting Frame Inside | Portrait of Madame X / John Singer Sargent, 1884 0 Light In The Dark Painting Variations on a Lighthouse | Paintings by Ida O’Keeffe, 1931-32 0 1 thought on “Self portrait | Anne Sexton” The Waiting Head If I really am walking with ordinary habit past the same rest home on the same local street and see another waiting head at that upper front window, just as she would always sit, watching for anyone from her wooden seat, then anything can be true. I only know how each night she wrote in her leather books that no one came. Surely I remember the hooks of her fingers curled on mine, though even now will not admit the times I did avoid this street, where she lived on and on like a bleached fig and forgot us anyhow; visiting the pulp of her kiss, bending to repeat each favor, trying to comb out her mossy wig and forcing love to last. Now she is always dead and the leather books are mine. Today I see the head move, like some pitted angel, in that high window. What is the waiting head doing? It looks the same. Will it lean forward as I turn to go? I think I hear it call to me below but no one came no one came. Anne Sexton Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.