survivor

This was the day
that marked summer for me,
wearing white shoes
and counting farm stands
selling strawberries
on the way home.

Now, I find respite in ritual
whether I am placing flags
or arranging geraniums
or counting from memory
how many guns were fired
the day we put you in the earth

Finally alone.

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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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6 Responses to survivor

  1. Alice Keys says:

    So much to remember on Memorial Day.

  2. Rhonda says:

    My Dad’s committal service is in June…don’t know how I’ll handle the gun salute. Warm thoughts your way my friend, and bless the fathers we loved…xo

  3. Powerful! The dead live in the memory of the living!

  4. “or counting from memory
    how many guns were fired
    the day we put you in the earth”

    so powerful.

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