if gravity

if gravity
moves us closer
to the solid core

the desire of matter

earth holds for us
a stone hunger

lightly expressed

so as to keep
what is loved

then, perhaps
this overwhelming pull

towards you
can be expressed

but controlled
in equally quiet strength

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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18 Responses to if gravity

  1. nelle says:

    Can’t wait to see you visit with centrifugal force. :-)

  2. unfetteredbs says:

    love the quiet yet powerful pull that you have softly created

  3. Deborah Avila says:

    subtly intense!

  4. strong, powerful!

  5. Claudia says:

    a stone hunger…to keep what is loved unbroken… love this

    • Claudia, thanks so much. I am reading a book now (“Becoming Animal” by Abrams) that touched on the subject of gravity being earth’s yearning for us; a thought/image that got this one roiling.

  6. Seb says:

    Like gravity, this poem is a pervasive force.

  7. brian miller says:

    nice…i really like this….makes me thing og gravity by john mayer a bit….and if only love could stay unbroken….

  8. beautiful food for the brain

  9. Powerful and yet with an understated sensuality of its own. Just beautiful!

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