50

I should be baking cake
or inflating black balloons
or making dinner plans

but there’s nothing to celebrate
that’s live

so I’ll give you this moment
of my should be doings

instead of this intolerable is.

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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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9 Responses to 50

  1. all you youngsters ever do is complain…

  2. Alice Keys says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Thanks for this memorial poem. I’m glad to see you writing.

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