Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Waking The Dead

Photo credit: Irish_Eyes from morguefile.com

I was alive and spinning. Cheeks pressed against cold windows on my birthday. The imperfect nature of the world was, by nature, perfect.

In the swish-swish-swish of the windshield wiper blades and the coffee and cigarette mornings with am radio.

And the green leaf haze of a July afternoon when he came to the house in his new red convertible.

There were necklaces to wear, marbles to shoot, cherries to pick.

My fingernails were always dirty and they had to chase me down to wash my hair.

These things are dead things. But when I write, I wake them.



  1. I love this but don't understand the last part about these being dead things.

  2. I gasped when I read this! This is awesome and I love how you bring dead things to life! Love it! =)

  3. You have such a way with bringing old memories back to life in a vivid, emotional manner, Suze! I envy you that.

  4. "These things are dead things. But when I write, I wake them."
    -indeed you do Suzanne. I could feel your childlike birthday excitement when reading this.
    I wanted to let you know that I've changed my blog address (and in the process deleted all comments! Should'nt be let loose on a computer! ) so, should you wish to visit, would you click on this comment. Thanks!

  5. Is she really named mimi?
    When can I buy your new book? Hurry up and get it on the shelves!!!

  6. Stunning. "But when I write I wake them."

    Yes, indeed you do and in the most extraordinary fashion.

  7. "These things are dead things but when I write, I wake them."

    How very true and profound. I am in the process of waking some things that I would like to stay dead but it's time for them to come up and be out to rest for good.

  8. Your writing is so powerful, Suzy. Though my life is different than yours, every time I read one of your posts it brings some of my own memories back to life.

  9. Beautiful! Simply beautiful.

  10. Awake & arise! The worlds that come to life through our breath are something...amazing. Including this post.