why I don’t barter

my fathers

traded kindness
for want

fur for mirrors
land for beads
meat for smallpox
folded in blankets

what is left
for me to trade
or gamble
but spirit

the one thing I own
that is neither worn
nor broken

and mine

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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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10 Responses to why I don’t barter

  1. I take your message – Keep the spirit free, always!

  2. mimijk says:

    And not up for barter either!! :-)

  3. nelle says:

    I’d love to know where you took inspiration today, if external. A nice day’s work.

  4. Deborah Avila says:

    A mirror of your strength ~ loved it!

  5. Oh, baby! You got me! :-)

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