play is first
learning to taste
the is of all
that can be touched
by small hands

hows and whys
will come later
after words

which are my toys
and I taste and turn
these over and over

in my hands
abandon why for how
I can hold them
in my toes, too

reduce to sound
strung like beads
into pure tuning
delightful mobile
spins, dazzles, dizzies,
and drags this mind to dream
like any good toy should

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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4 Responses to play

  1. U are in tune with your play-side and this I find helps to reteach us to see things like a pot and wooden spoon thru children eyes~ Terrriifffic!~ Thanks dear~Deborah

  2. Oh! The joys of infancy!

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