Saturday, January 29, 2011

unsolicited advice from a woman with no daughters

a poem for Audrey, Meme, Ruby, Finn, and Sophia


they'll say
"Just Be Yourself"
as if that were THE ANSWER
but
i say
"Be your Many Selves"
keep your closet full of the different
yous and change as often as you like
accept and love them all
your girl friends will be
your source
for everything
this never changes.

5 comments:

Lynn said...

Total truth coming from total wisdom.

Kate said...

You're back! You're back! I am so happy!

ely said...

hey sue,

you quoted "be your many sleeves"...who wrote that?

wonderful words

from a man with two daughters,

ely

suesun said...

Ely!
it's simply MY quote. :)
give your two daughters some lovin' from me, k?

Kate said...

The URL for my new blog is
www.thereoncewasawoman.blogspot.com
Still getting it tidied up, but it should be there in a day or two.