Dear Ex-Boyfriend

I brought you  me, translated
but you don’t like poetry,
words arranged in bouquets.

You prefer
the subtlety of phloem
reject the dizzy
of breathing the bloom

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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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17 Responses to Dear Ex-Boyfriend

  1. michael says:

    I could sense the sting of truth, but more importantly, the strength of self-belief … yet another reason to mind the adage to stop and smell the roses? Awesome poem Susan.

    • Thank you! Inspired by another WordPress poet–I see a series of wry little poems like this over the next week or so, until the well dries up ;)

      On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 12:42 PM, Susan Daniels Poetry wrote:

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  2. Starralee says:

    This is so fabulous–can’t say any more, as I’m shaking my head in recognition.

  3. a well-executed ex-ing, I’d say

  4. Trent Lewin says:

    Men are dumb. Scientifically-proven reality, I’m afraid.

  5. Alice Keys says:

    I’d rather put my nose in your petals any day. Phloem? This magnificent word takes me back to college. You are so dang smart. ;-)

    • Aw, thanks! Botany. Once upon a time (before I grew things and tended them), I almost failed my botany lab because I killed my seed germination experiment twice. Who knew you couldn’t just water the seeds once, and then ignore the things for two weeks?

      On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 11:13 PM, Susan Daniels Poetry wrote:

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