a certain day became now

A certain day became now
this unfolding us in moments
an origami I smooth, learning
past language and in texture
and heat this us in trimmed
accordioned paper doll chain selves
and none of them true copies

teach me the you
I cannot catch easily
past surface and the shadow
you drag across the floor;
through the easy smiles, the mouth
that always says the right words
but maybe not the true words
un(the moment)chaining
this certain day becoming now us eternal

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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 a certain day became now

  1. unfetteredbs says:

    so very good Susan. teach me the you. Your words are so lyrical and flowing. You always make me think beneath the surface and then back again as I look at them

  2. bussokuseki says:

    Beautiful. I love the lines “teach me the you I cannot catch easily” – quite reminiscent of a few faded experiences of my own… Be well~

  3. George Ellington says:

    I love these words unfolding. Like a smile unmolding, engrossing lip by lip a longing heart. Words that construct themselves at the urging of an artisan of love. Words that are so perfectly unique, genetically refined to become one meaning. Just one meaning at a time. Before being reborn through the lips of another. With a completely different intent.

  4. again the words you choose to describe… cannot say more but thank you

  5. What a tapestry of words! You are a true ” wordsmith” yourself! Just incredible!
    Love you conversation with the ” wordmasterchef” George as well…..

  6. nelle says:

    Sometimes the teach me the you can feel nigh impossible, to the point of breaking a life in two.

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