James was right about a lot of things

James was right
about a lot of things
and if he heard
the words your lips made

he would wonder
if you would try
to kiss me
with that mouth

or if I could
taste past the bitterness
rolled under your tongue

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 James was right about a lot of things

  1. Alice Keys says:

    Susan, I like this for being clean, tight and to the point. Well carved. Alice

  2. ooer I did like this Suz 🙂

  3. Easter is for renewals and forgiveness. So, here is a plea for pardon for the clumsy offender!

    I, Time will take bitterness
    and make it history
    in my time

    a gentle wand
    will erase the scars
    left by the barbed lips,
    in my time

    my breathe soft smoothens
    that hard tongue,
    formerly sour and metal acerbic
    and fills it
    with sweetness
    all in my time,

  4. unfetteredbs says:

    sharp… slicing but Noel’s ever so soft

  5. BroadBlogs says:

    Yes. We can detect unspoken bitterness. Well said.

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  7. Pardon, please as said by Noel 🙂

  8. to me its very poignant ~ you’re a marvelous writer!

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