A charm against loneliness

I.  Ingredients

Local honey.
One apple, core
not quite removed,
like the space left empty
for brown sugar and raisins,
if we were baking,
which we are not.
One name, murmured
at night
just before dreaming.

II.  Method

Write the name
on a curl of paper.
Try not
to let your fingers shake
too much.

Place the paper
rolled over on itself

inside the apple

the way we leave space in our middles
for dreaming

fill the rest of the empty core
with honey

and wait for your emptiness to cure
to a perfect sweetness.


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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2 Responses to A charm against loneliness

  1. Lovely. I could use this charm. Local honey, here I come.

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