They made me do it (three nuts and a squirrel)

this magic of us
we own is nothing tangible
but priceless
and if I could
I would not hide it
in a safe
it would not be close enough

no, I would be
the old woman
who stuffs her mattress
with a life savings
not trusting banks
or armored trucks

and needing immediacy–
the intimacy of knowing
what is cherished
is close to my skin daily
and almost touched

that woman I could become,
hoarding this sweetness
understands some things are known
and cannot be learned–
the way the skater in February
skimming that crust of ice
trusts it is just thick enough
to carry the weight
I give it, I know
you will carry me

it is a matter of feeling

*** The words we have to use are truck, safe (the object), and crust.  The theme is something sensuous or romantic.
for the prompt started by Johnnycrabcakes and Whinsy Mimsy


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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53 Responses to They made me do it (three nuts and a squirrel)

  1. ruleofstupid says:

    FYI “it is just think enough!” – Very nice, Mrs Hubbard 🙂

  2. nelle says:

    It’s a priceless feeling I once knew. Unfortunately, I melted the ice.

  3. Loved it! 🙂 Speedy too, I put mine on his page.

  4. Hmmm….more of the lovely-un-love-poetry?
    Love it!

  5. boomiebol says:

    How you come up with this brilliance I will never know 🙂

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  7. Green Speck says:

    I loved the reference to the old lady … brilliant !!!

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  10. outstanding Again ! You’re amazing !

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  13. You’ve threaded the prompts so well, Susan. I am amazed, but really I shouldn’t. You are that good. 🙂

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