You’re tough, I’ll give you that –

beneath those delicate petals are ribs of steel,

whale-bone corsets to hold soul together

as the frosts gather like vultures to the kill.

Is this the flavour of determination?

I will drink of its bitter-sweet potion,

its brackish thickness,

if it means that

I can grow a backbone, too.

13 comments on “Flavour

  1. Glenda Mills says:

    Lord, give us steel backbones but delicate pearls of love to those around us. Light us up for Jesus sake and let us shine for your glory!

  2. Alastair says:

    Another Trio of Trifficness πŸ™‚

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    Wow, good strong message–and I love the vision of whale bone corsets. God bless you–love, Caddo

  4. Debbie says:

    I loved the corset line too! Thanks for our encouragement today and good back bone advice! God bless you!

  5. Robert Rife says:

    Yea. I like this one, Melody. I also miss, desperately, “proper” English spellings of words. The pants off, anything goes, redneck English down here is thoroughly depressing.

    • melodylowes says:

      We have our share up here, too – and to a teacher, there is much to cringe about. Ha – my Canadian spelling slipped through – I’ve been pretty consistently spelling for my proportionately larger American audience…good to know it is appreciated! πŸ™‚

  6. I love your xray eyes that peer through skin to reveal the savoury soul beneath well done from one of your redneck fans

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