wash warm, like colors

By Carly Susser

my favorite things to do
are walk in my underwear
and not be afraid.
both are mutually exclusive
and can be considered
states of being.
one i do not think about
wanting to do, the other
i must want
to keep doing.
if effort is a measure of success,
i am always searching and not
searching, feeling and not
feeling, hoping when i should be
praying that it feels right
even when it just
got out of the shower.

                                                   Carly Susser's writing has appeared in Luna Luna, Sweet Tree Review, Word Riot, The Mom Egg, GroundReport, and Yes, Poetry