she says she thinks too loudly

she says she thinks too loudly
& I know what she means.  my blood
shouts until the words come
formed deep & rising
in wheals through skin

not all words are mine.
not all love poems
have our names written
in invisible ink
between the lines
but i can dream us there

if i don’t write
i wear the words
or chant prayers
to forgotten gods
in my dreams

***partially inspired by Mari, of the loud thoughts.

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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20 Responses to she says she thinks too loudly

  1. davidtrudel says:

    I love this, from the thinking loudly opening, to the imagery of the words flowing through the skin, to the dream closing.

  2. jmgoyder says:

    This is fantastic!

  3. apocalypsepoet says:

    Thank you for the second stanza.

  4. Green Speck says:

    Another lovely piece from you … amazing !!!

  5. unfetteredbs says:

    I wear the words… love this line.

  6. nelle says:

    Sooooooooo truuuuuuuue!

  7. Rhonda says:

    Success sfam. And I know it’s true.

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  9. 17rick47 says:

    Simply Great!
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    Thank you.

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