A poem read in the style of Ted Hughes as portrayed by Daniel Craig in the film* Sylvia.
Stop standing in the middle of rooms, Sylvia,
Stop staring wistfully out of windows, Sylvia,
you’re wasting your life.
Stop putting your hair down like that, Sylvia,
you look more unhinged every day.
Stop mumbling about bees, Sylvia,
it’s not healthy.
Stop ripping up bits of paper, Sylvia,
you’re making it messy.
Stop talking to that old man, Sylvia,
he doesn’t look right.
Stop burning all the clothes and books, Sylvia,
it’s not good.
Stop baking all those cakes, Sylvia,
Stop being really still and staring, Sylvia,
it’s scaring the kids.
Stop waiting up for me, Sylvia,
you need to sleep.