Nancy’s Facebook

She wakes,
shaking off
2 full nightmares, complete
with story lines

& nothing for comfort
but the heady promise
of coffee still brewing

she paints her morning
with cryptic comments
in her Facebook status
that her friends

will “Like”
or read over,
shaking heads–

still trying to figure out
what “So sorry
that you had blinders on”

really meant
at that particular moment

***This is a poem (or fragment–can’t decide which) for my high-school friend Nancy, who I warned I was going to steal her status updates for a poem one day…..

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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2 Responses to Nancy’s Facebook

  1. Nice! Facebook comments can be carthatic and cryptic comments could be her own to drown whatever remnants of those two full nightmares! Your poems are concise but deep and say a lot!!

    • Thanks Noel–still trying to figure out that blinders comment 🙂

      Her comment this morning about nightmares with story lines was the hook I had to bite 🙂

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