Finding Joy

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“Find your joy,”
I scream.
But you don’t hear me.

 

copyright 2018 susan stone

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​Saved From Nothing To Say

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A message on my watch,
saved from nothing to say.
So we will eat eggs and toast,
and enjoy another cup of joe.
I’ll read this another day and
think why
these words when really,  I
had nothing to say.

Susan Stone copyright 2018

Baby Grows Up

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A baby boy dressed in tiny
blue jeans and a tee that reads
‘I love Momma’,
takes a wobbly first step

and falls.

A man in a stiff white shirt and
pinching shoes
steps up to the
door of suits and paychecks
and turns the knob.

It’s locked.

But Momma knows
if her baby falls
he gets back up
and he will fall

and he will get back up
and he will
learn to run.

Copyright Susan Stone 2018

Haircut and a new EPA

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cute fun fringes
frame my face
as clippings fall to
tickle my neck

but he trims with a machete,
blindfolded,
as dolphins die and
animals scurry from

burning trees
with no place to go.

fringed locks wilt in 100 degrees
and damp clumps stick
to my face

floating fine particulates

drop from the haze to

burn my throat and fill my lungs.

 

copyright Susan Stone 2018

Painted Man Face

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What does it mean when a little rescue
dog, who spent six years in a cage,
barks and growls at this watery
painted man face that is
propped up against
a white wall?

Susan Stone copyright 2018