how to catch what won’t stay still

don’t try to define
what by nature is mutable,
not fixed, quicksilver
& led by Mercury

these feet slip traps (even
your careful ones)

to run with
or a little ahead
of me, a game of tag
or a race

as I resist a chase
but love pursuit
of bright & shiny things

that’s how
you’ll catch me
dazzled, breathless

& thinking
it was me after you
all along


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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10 Responses to how to catch what won’t stay still

  1. Susan, you are such an inspiration that I have nominated you for the ‘I love your blog’ award because I love your blog and also for the ‘Best blog of they year 2012′ award in recognition of your marvellous poems. To see your nomination, please go to my ‘More lovely awards’ page:

  2. Oh, my! Polly, thank you–these mean a lot–especially coming from you. Really appreciate your thinking of me. Popping over to take a peek.

  3. Green Speck says:

    What can I say … I wish I can write like you some day !!!

  4. nelle says:

    🙂 Enjoy the chase, in whatever direction and role you assume.

  5. Miriam E. says:

    absolutely adore the first stanza.

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