sugar in my coffee

Christ’s toenails are on E-Bay
if you crave salvation
but don’t test for authenticity
of blood and time

just taste that sweet sweet
America style punch to the stomach,
braided through what was cane and cow,
reinventing an awake faith, standing ground
and never asking questions.

Drink it and, like us,
rot from the inside-out.

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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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26 Responses to sugar in my coffee

  1. has to be the most eccentric opening line I ever read – all the rest is indeed ” America style punch”

  2. Miranda Stone says:

    For some reason, that first line made me burst out laughing. I love your tongue-in-cheek style of writing, Susan.

  3. Witty and thought provoking write. Really well-penned. 🙂

  4. Alice Keys says:

    For how much? Do you have the link? Did he wear nail polish?

    Loved this one. I like your dark-funny side. Alot.

  5. doncarroll says:

    I will not buy any toenails on ebay…hahaha.

  6. nelle says:

    Searing commentary…

  7. Lindy Lee says:

    It’ the cane & cow part that might kill you before the caffeine part. Tee! Hee!

  8. BroadBlogs says:

    Whoa.

    That first stanza makes me think how desperate people are to believe what they want to believe– Whatever it is.

  9. janehewey says:

    this is reminiscent of the Jonestown massacre. Do Not! drink the Koolaid… strong write, Susan.

  10. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    I love the humor here, Susan. The metaphor seems apt to me. 🙂

  11. God, your last stanza just hit me. It’s amazing how you’re able to express all these things that I feel. I’m definitely quoting you on that someday, if you wouldn’t mind.:)

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