tone of voice

we are instruments
and our voices
are well-tuned;
sometimes
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

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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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14 Responses to tone of voice

  1. davidtrudel says:

    Your words carry meaning
    Weightlessly
    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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