love letter

This is embodiment and dissolution. Brilliant.

eulonia country

DEAR LADYBUGS HELLO.

YOU DO NOT KNOW ME BUT I LOVE YOU.
AS A WHOLE AND AS INDIVIDUALS.

I WANT TO MIX POLLEN AND SUGAR AND NECTAR AND WATER.
AND SPRAY IT ON MYSELF.
AND LET YOU CRAWL ON ME.

USE YOUR 1,500 BLACK LADYBUG TONGUES.
SO SMALL THEY ARE NEARLY A ONE-CELLED ORGANISM.
USE THE PARAMECEUMS OF YOUR MOUTHS TO DRINK.
THE SWEETNESS I HAVE MADE FOR YOU.

DEAR LADYBUGS I WANT TO MARRY YOU.
FOR MY DOWRY I SHALL GIVE 100,000 APHIDS EACH.
I WILL FEED THE APHIDS SUGARCANE.
PAPYA.
PEANUT.
THEY WILL BE THE BEST-TASTING APHIDS YOU HAVE EVER.
EATEN.
AND YOU WILL LOVE ME.

LADYBUGS IN THIS VISION I HAVE YOU ARE ALL AROUND ME.
WE SLEEP IN A GARDEN BED I HAVE MADE JUST FOR US.
I BURROW MY FINGERS INTO THE EARTHEN.
BIG WHITE ROOTS.
BUT THEY DO NOT TAKE AT FIRST.
I START…

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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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  1. I’ve thoroughly loved each word! REALLY good !

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