to give sparingly
is what I do well

better to keep
the essential self
hoarded for leaner times

but you
for you I break
easy as bread

thrown down
and offered up
without reservation

***second time I have used bread breaking (stealing from myself).  Think it works better here.

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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7 Responses to crumbs

  1. Strong! Beautiful! Verticality markers – up and down are cool! Freud would have tons to say here!

  2. …I am sure he would. Unpeeling meaning from poetry, dreams, and those typos–everything bare under those sharp eyes of Freud. And now you have done it! I thought I was done for the day, poetry-wise 🙂 Now, I want to write something about Freud, something about dancing a strip tease for the man…I will let that one stew & bubble for a while, methinks.

  3. Rhonda says:

    Ummm, yeah. Freud. Right! LOL 😉 Anyway you ‘slice it’….you ain’t no white bread susan!

  4. honeyhaiku says:

    I love this. I enjoy the freedom of poetry, how it allows for imagery to take on new shapes from day to day.

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