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

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:

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

  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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