cutting (for E)

there is need
bright & shining in blades
we know better
than to touch

but we do, press against
those edges, our boundaries
& then step back
surprised
by new blood
filling scars
already there

the love i want
the love i know
is unweaponed
but armed
with what can open
& what heals

both
carefully sheathed

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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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27 Responses to cutting (for E)

  1. Mama Zen says:

    Excellent write.

  2. I really liked this. It’s quite poignant. A really thoughtful piece!

  3. BroadBlogs says:

    Wow! The relation between physical and emotional wounds.

  4. Very powerful. Thank you for sharing.

    I see you, I hear you, and I am listening.

  5. This made me think of the universal question… “I wonder how sharp is this steak knife….?” Never ends well… and yet there’s always that temptation. And that first drop of blood does look pretty (until it starts to hurt). Ummm, not sure what I’m saying here – just rambling. I guess it’s about taking chances as well as taking care?

  6. Green Speck says:

    Wow … this froze my blood !!!

  7. nelle says:

    Sometimes the reward we perceive outweighs the risk we assume. Methinks life experience is designed to condition how interact with the borders.

  8. what a rotation of heart, flesh, spiritual and carnal! Untouchable!

  9. Trent Lewin says:

    Something hellish and vast bubbles beneath the surface. This is a compliment in my mind. Excellent stuff Susan – again.

  10. unweaponed but armed! I like this!
    so, not all arms are weapons, not all weapons are arms?? and the ultimate arm is not a physical weapon!

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