right (more stones)

we should not throw truths
at each other like stones
aimed to hurt,
or scar forever;

use the knives
our tongues can become
to hamstring each other

yes, words can join
& they can build
a bridge between us

or we can use them
to vivisect
this live thing that was us

until it at last breaks free
from all the cutting
& finds a quiet, wordless place
to finally finish bleeding

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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6 Responses to right (more stones)

  1. This is strong and powerful. Truth as stones! that struck and stuck! and the wonderful way you recognise that words can build or tear down. Great poem.

  2. nelle says:

    These you write touch my scars, wow.

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