The heretic

Maiori forsan cum timore sententiam in me fertis quam ego accipiam (Perhaps you pronounce this sentence against me with greater fear than I receive it)”

Can you bind a mind
easy as you burn books
or flesh, or is what’s real
deeper than bone,
something dreamed,
something breathed
stronger than air

an infection that cleans
instead of corrupting,
forces the eyes open
not to think

but perhaps see
somewhere in multiple spheres
god dancing

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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33 Responses to The heretic

  1. K. A. Brace says:

    Susan, powerful poetry there. I think your voice gets stronger each time out. If you don’t mind I’m going to re-post this.Best>KB

  2. K. A. Brace says:

    Reblogged this on The Mirror Obscura and commented:
    Susan’s voice get’s stronger every time she speaks. I love it. >KB

  3. Alice Keys says:

    I like the image of God dancing here.

  4. Beautifully written… Love it Susan… 🙂


  5. Starralee says:

    Oh wowza, that’s good. I love thinking about an infection as cleansing–and God dancing, I know that He delights in us.

  6. topazo says:

    “Can you bind a mind
    easy as you burn books” powerful lines those…..”an infection that cleans…” the power of words and books….

  7. Chris Brown (कवि) says:

    I really like this one Susan, very nice.

  8. Trent Lewin says:

    Those last three lines cement this in greatness, I really mean that. Feels so fucking huge of a poem (excuse language). Fuck that, don’t excuse it.

  9. jmgoyder says:

    This is amazing, Susan – I was thinking about God laughing today – thank you for furthering my thoughts!

  10. bostonpoetry says:

    Hi Susan. Could you email me ASAP re: the dVerse chapbook I’m doing? I need you to look over your piece for changes and need a bio too. I’ll email it to you as soon as I get your email. bostonpoetrymag @ gmail dot com. Thanks, Mike

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