any ghosts I have
are my own

mourned, buried
& walked away from

no one asked me

to cover a voice
with the earth
of my grieving

before you bury me
forever, really
bury me
you have to dig me up

she shouted in a dream
a year later
& I would not listen

there are pieces of you here.
Get them.

now those fragments
shake their chains
& call me

hungry to step into place
pilot the purpose
that sailed me

all the whispers insist
it is not too late
but not choosing

is a choice

so start digging

***I sincerely hope this is the last piece on my 17-year block.

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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16 Responses to shades

  1. unfetteredbs says:

    I like the way you ended this… so start digging

  2. mimijk says:

    Message received loud and clear Susan? 🙂 There are parts of you that need to re-integrate into life…Happy digging..

  3. MattvNiftrik says:

    Been rooting around your blog for a while now. Your poetry is delicate. It’s wonderful stuff. It really is.

  4. Rhonda says:

    shovel my ass. you got a bulldozer and are making tracks!

  5. nelle says:

    I really enjoyed this collection, and actually hope more exists.

  6. Di deeper and ocme out with more. Lol!

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