the free market (in memory of my sister, 05/09/1965-02-21/1995)

the year our garden gave too much
we sold zucchini at the road
five for a dollar

my father’s farmer friend
drove slow by our table,
pretending to cry
as we stole his business

and we two (capitalists
disguised as girls)

stuck out our tongues

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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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16 Responses to the free market (in memory of my sister, 05/09/1965-02-21/1995)

  1. Rhonda says:

    Very sweet memory SFAM, bet you two were quite the pair. xo

  2. Such a wonderful memory… and the scene so well captured in your words.

  3. Childhood revisited – the warmth and mischief of sisterhood and the vicissitudes of life on rural farms. well done, Susan

  4. A great way to remember her.

  5. Alice Keys says:

    Susan,
    Beautiful image. I sold vegetables by the road as a child, too. This really hit home for me. I’m sorry for your loss.
    Alice

  6. janehewey says:

    your last line is a smacker, a gesture still entirely understandable, though we certainly use it a lot less as adults!

  7. I can picture the scene so clearly. Lovely memories.

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