I know the fault lines


I know the fault lines
where this heart breaks easiest;
can chart easily
these movements between us
as if they are rivers,
tides automatic and effortless
and impossible to force
as it would be
to shape dreams into waking forms;
difficult, too, to stop
the spiral we enter
deeply written in our helices

we cannot fight such forces
better to simply spin with them
wherever they carry us



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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10 Responses to I know the fault lines

  1. Seb says:

    I live in California. the earth shakes for all kinds of reasons here, but this is the best one!

  2. A fine poem, as always

  3. acceptance and trust.. great poem!

  4. nelle says:

    True, sometimes. The trick is knowing which carries forward and which discards.

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