growing through a block

a 17-year silence
can shout
if anyone listens

speak to how
broken in the middle
you can hollow out a heart
like a cored apple
or scooped melon

to not listen to pain
& falsify living
until you
almost
persuade yourself
that this life
without a center
is still authentic

but it’s not.
It is living on the edges
only

better to align
those broken pieces
to knit together like bone
rebuilding itself

it takes far less time
to heal

than it does to regrow
parts of a self,
re-weave missing fabric
of a spirit.

 

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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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13 Responses to growing through a block

  1. we are reaping the rewards of that healing! The world is richer as the rich scent of your poetry whispers in the ears of your readers!

  2. doncarroll says:

    excellent susan….great use of the metaphor here:))

  3. mimijk says:

    However you’re broken parts are re-knitting themselves, I can assure you that the result is incredibly beautiful, rich in voice and reflective of a remarkable soul..

  4. jeglatter says:

    Oh love this!-Jennifer

  5. Rhonda says:

    My thoughts take me to this: Knowing you as I do now…those 17 years of susan’s silent heart, must have been like existing without the essence that is you. I’m glad you broke through and are sharing with the world your authentic, natural, amazing self!

  6. nelle says:

    speak to how
    broken in the middle
    you can hollow out a heart
    like a cored apple
    or scooped melon

    Love this.

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