when to listen

when I speak smoothly

and bring you
armfuls
of smiling word bouquets

what I say
is not as important

as what the spaces
between words
tell you

when I stammer

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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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14 Responses to when to listen

  1. dannypereyra says:

    Was going to write my favorite line, but ended up rewriting the whole poem. This one got me today :-) Very beautiful.

  2. doncarroll says:

    like this…it reminds me of when i come in contact with a certain gender…*L*

  3. boomiebol says:

    Oh Susan, you are trailblazing hot this week. Love

  4. Sometimes the stammering can awaken the other party to pay closer attention but, I understand the fear & trembling to speak out.

  5. the power of the unspoken and the deeply layered syntax of NVCs! well said!

  6. jomul7 says:

    I like that space between words, I even like that we don’t even need words to express the deepest part of ourselves. Thanks for this!

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