to live under a rock is to disconnect from made things & live knowing

to live under a rock
is to disconnect from made things
& live knowing
we are married forever to stone
that holds us.  yes, to stone
& mud that parent us
& mark our passing in prints–
trace them, if you can
to the beginnings

i might live closer
to earth
but i was never that near
& will not speak for the one
who, shuddering,
was a rolled & shaped thing herself.
she knows by whose hands.
i do not have a mouth large enough to tell it,
or what she carries,
stamped within that core
heated soft as a jelly gem

but she is no ruby bleeding onto fingers,
or false.  she burns, inside
lit from a time before eyes
& keeps her own light

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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 to live under a rock is to disconnect from made things & live knowing

  1. jmgoyder says:

    When is the book coming out – you are astounding!

  2. Green Speck says:

    Superb ,,, you are among the best poets I have come across !!!

  3. nelle says:

    I’ve been drawn to the underspace, and still am on occasion. I tend to refer to it as ‘turtleing’. “I do not have a mouth large enough to tell it’. Like the line lots.

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