This is… Gorgeously resonant.

The Sand County


Recovery is like a wind that shakes off the leaves

and then they flee.


I can hear the wind in my limbs

I can dream of wind through fevered sleep


and wake to a bare yard.


I am entering the middle period

a middle stage

and you and everyone else

are blowing away from me.


I reach for you

in your younger form

with longer hair

and suppler frame


and there you are

all of you.


When the rains come

and I stand out here, sweating, trembling

waiting to know when the rain I have waited for

will end

I feel each of you eating from my hand

like baby birds


and then you fly out the window

and I wake to my own rain.


You and every colour that must accompany you

-how they change each time I see you

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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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  1. janehewey says:

    this is a wonderful share!!! thank you.

  2. Wonderful swing in this piece! Almost meditative dancing.

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