that us that never was (for RGH)

in your 30-year conspiracy of manners
he kissed your cheek in the mornings
and ignored your tears at dinner,
your life neatly arranged in boxes.

you should have been catalyst enough
to meet outside the script you both crafted
where everything became predictable
and those feelings in your heart,
thoughts in your head, your words
all belong to someone else;
the lines you wrote now so thick
you choke on them.


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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18 Responses to that us that never was (for RGH)

  1. jmgoyder says:

    Your words are magic!

  2. rebecca2000 says:

    Wonderful 🙂


  3. Rhonda says:

    susan, you are a wonder. it seems your own heart is not the only one you are able to read. thanks for ‘knowing’

  4. the examination of the heart! intense!

  5. strong and overflowing with empathy for the soul trapped in a hollow and hollowing relationship!

  6. Green Speck says:

    Is this the fate of love?

  7. nelle says:

    This one carries a rather sharp edge, its reach, expansive.

    • Susan L Daniels says:

      Thanks, Nelle. Yes–love that falls into habit; habit we confuse for love; love that turns into indifference.

  8. double faced! Its painful but ever so true! Terrific sweetheart !

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