for GGM

who will bring me butterflies now
in this time of spring peepers and crocuses
before anything opens?

I will watch for you and maybe
see something very much like an angel
but drunk and dirty

whose prayer shakes a fist at god
cursing sky in language earlier than babel

stooping to pick fiddleheads
in these woods, thick-fingered
before staggering towards
some possible heaven

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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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22 Responses to for GGM

  1. Starralee says:

    I agree with Belinda, “Such good poetry!”

  2. “excursus” nice!

  3. Trent Lewin says:

    Drunk and dirty angels… quite an image, SD. I wonder if I qualify… not likely.

    I much appreciated the poem, and much appreciated the love for Mr. GGM. He will be so missed.

  4. Wow, I loved that line
    “cursing sky in language earlier than babel”

altercation, analysis, argument, argumentation, canvass, colloquy, confabulation, conference, consideration, consultation, contention, controversy, conversation, crossfire, debate, deliberation, dialogue, discourse, disputation, dispute, dissertation, examination, exchange, excursus, groupthink, huddle, interview, meet, meeting, powwow, quarrel, review, scrutiny, symposium, ventilation, wrangling...these are all the synonyms in the thesaurus and all are welcome here!

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