grist

tell me again
how you are not grain
to be ground down

that
already cracked
these stones
cannot mill you
into anything finer

& maybe
outside reason

i will love the whole
into you again

from all these fragments

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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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17 Responses to grist

  1. annotating60 says:

    I liked this Susan. There is brevity where it should be. Very nice.>KB

  2. unfetteredbs says:

    “will love the whole into you again” — deep loud thoughtful sigh. my day would not be complete without reading something from you Susan(not too much pressure smile)

  3. ruleofstupid says:

    This gets a wow from me, partly because I’m in fragments! Very relatable.

  4. Comforting, intimate communication. Lovely.

  5. Green Speck says:

    You are A-W-E-S-O-M-E
    U
    S
    A
    N

  6. nelle says:

    True, we are all a bit ground down. Perhaps the removal of our sharper edges allow us to get a little closer and play a bit nicer.

  7. jomul7 says:

    This is beautiful because the narrator believes in the resilience of “you” probably more than that person does and yes the brevity drives your point so well here.

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