metaphysical geometry and other foolery

if I count magic
in the space between your breaths
& not what is measured
in the numbering of them

I will know
that life happens
past proof
of where it has been

& in spite of it

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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4 Responses to metaphysical geometry and other foolery

  1. J. Alex Pan says:


    Just today, not even eight-or-so hours ago, I was having a rather long-winded and really quite deep conversation with myself about blogging, and the oh-so-many friends and lasting connections I have made over the years, whilst doing the dishes (–okay–I haven’t ALWAYS blogged while doing dishes, or made connections solely while doing dishes–I was having said conversation with my [very erudite and quite loquacious self] while, in fact, doing the dishes), and it just so happens that I was saying to myself–I says to myself–, “Self, take Susan, for example. I shore do miss seeing her words. ‘Twould be loverly to see her fine craft on my screen again.”

    (I may have taken some liberties with the telling of the tale but the tale itself is all true (as I tell it), I swear. But I was, in all truth of fact, specifically mentioning you to myself by name and here you are, in the (virtual, blog-ual) flesh, spinning’ it just how I remember you spun it.

    And given the last couple of years, and the news of late, I can’t say as I’m so crazy about counting or numbering (I can’t say for sure that I’m sure about which one it is I’m not so crazy about…) but I am still positively and 100% crazy about “spaces between”. And funny you should mention it, as I am coming more and more to the conclusion that it is precisely in those between spaces and places that I belong–that I feel most at home.

    Here’s to betweenness, my friend. Always glad (happy? pleased? over-joyed? blithesome? gratifying! ebullient!) to find you still inhabit these walls.


  2. Brian Carlin says:

    And your words and their between-spaces have the magic too. You unfailingly find ways to bounce feelings and thoughts inside of me, and you’re doing it again. Good work, Susan and thank you for your gift.

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