what’s funny

she says her life’s a sitcom
& she’s lost the laugh-track,
as if we have one
unspooling & canned
between our ears
because sometimes
we need it to tell us
when the cartwheel down stairs
in perfect circles
the split pants &
the banana-peel slips
will be funny later

preferably before
1’ve told the one grinning now
to fuck off, and then in a month
i am laughing about it too
& now have to find that person
& tell them to unfuck themselves
which is difficult
if not impossible to do

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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21 Responses to what’s funny

  1. unfetteredbs says:


  2. The second stanza made me laugh aloud!

  3. nelle says:


  4. George Ellington says:

    Brilliantly funny this, Susan. Thank you for the laughs.

  5. Trent Lewin says:

    Unfuck now in my vocabulary, and I’m going to use it shamelessly. Hilarious, Susan!

  6. bluebee says:

    Haha – what fun

  7. Rhonda says:

    sure it would not surprise you to know there is an Unfuck the World floating around there somewhere…this is so funny Susan! 😆

  8. Mommy, You said the ‘f’ word! Laughing my head off. 🙂

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