Author Archives: Susan L Daniels

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?

Wrapped in the flag

Dressed like lady liberty Raising a plastic torch That never burns You riot for America Sedition swaddled comfortably In the flag So you can call it patriotism If patriots can’t lose Without spilling blood or tears

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Yhe vice president got vaccine today while the tally crawled over 300,000 The vice president got a shot in the arm while evictions hover & utility bills climb The vice president mourns the economy more than the dead

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Pandemic winter

Finally the snow comes To cover over what’s raw The naked dirt of fresh graves Though we still live. The plumes of breath escaping masks prove it.

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Lessons from the black death

This breath Is for always This heart, too Never ticks down Like an unwinding watch Until it does Because everything stops Eventually Immortality the lie We whisper to ourselves The moment before sleep

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Why is it

to inspire my poetry someone is either a loveror dead? Thank the universeI have no dead lovers. Yet.

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murder hornets gotta eat & other fallacies

the world is flatbut round, a blue pizzaor green naan if I fall or you fall from the edge, as this planet has fallenfrom full globe to a communion wafer would we meetdragons? Or giants?Or sleeping murder hornets,all of them … Continue reading

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My dead (recast, for Jeffrey)

My poem, My Dead, needs another stanza. So, baby brother, you are now a new, very sharp stone in my pocket too. Thanks for walking with me. I call them my dead,not that they don’t stillbelong to themselvesor to the … Continue reading

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