bought not born

they had to drop
out of air already walking
& shaping talking points
the men writing laws
or maybe
only straight white married women
like the ones they own
are worth protecting

no–I think these men with keys
to wind them were spun
out of ideas, pure thought
and pure intention only
nothing as base as flesh

because flesh bleeds
flesh breaks, flesh lactates
& flesh loves
with mammal intensity

& these men
are incapable of anything

that basic

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 bought not born

  1. boomiebol says:

    Oh Susan…loving this. I think we are in the same head space today…love this. Will email something I wrote a few minutes ago to you later tonight. Thanks!

  2. doncarroll says:

    that’s got some major teeth to it, and the fangs gigantic. i just hope i’m not in the path of this one. it’s got some power to this.

  3. nelle says:

    So true. Well said.

  4. George Ellington says:

    Very well said, Susan. Definitely strikes a cord.

  5. The anger is palpable!

  6. Leo says:

    Do you feel better now?…..I do, knowing there are kindred spirits out there, Thanks.

  7. well said and just below the belt for some if not all

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