tone of voice

we are instruments
and our voices
are well-tuned;
we breathe language lightly
& those scales
feather skin
like foreplay

those tones you like,
stroking spine
& weaving through hair
like elegant fingers

but our words, too,
carry little weight
after they leave our lips
easy to speak over softness
and ignore shrilling
or silence it

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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14 Responses to tone of voice

  1. davidtrudel says:

    Your words carry meaning
    With the inertia of truth
    Soft as a pillow whisper
    In the dark

  2. Kyle says:

    fantastic, as always

  3. unfetteredbs says:

    Susan.. so true are your very insightful words that you have woven for us. Superb as usual

  4. Tone of voice reflects tone of heart 🙂

  5. nelle says:

    Nice one, particularly like ‘weaving through hair like elegant fingers’.

  6. Susan I just felt chills in my bones!

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