Courting Disaster

Morden Blush rose

She’s courting Disaster – slicked

down hair, reptilian smile,

morals twisted like the coils

of a rattler. She treasures

her trinkets and calls herself

‘Loved’ by virtue of their sheer

volume, dreaming of white lace

and cooing progeny while

he plunders her dignity,

moonlight carnivore thirsty

for flesh. She dates Denial,

but she’s courting Disaster…

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32 comments on “Courting Disaster

  1. russtowne says:

    I like it a lot, Melody. It seems you may have left out a line (I’ve done that before, myself), but it could be that I’m simply misreading your eloquence:

    She treasures

    her trinkets and calls herself

    _______________________(?)

    Loved by virtue of their sheer

  2. I love this poem. But I always marvel at how you get all the words from one little flower. I guess it takes a lot of imagination.

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks Stephen! I have a lot of fun, seeing what each image will ‘say’ to me. Sometimes they don’t say anything, and sit in the archives until they do. Sometimes, they say something even before I snap the picture! (Maybe I speak ‘Flower-ese’?) 🙂

  3. Gallivanta says:

    What a snake in the grass! How shall we teach her to preserve her inner rosiness?

  4. Bastet says:

    Great, and I loved the ending.

  5. bennetta faire says:

    Oh I hate this–NOT the poem, the horrible truth of the experience. You told it so much more prettily than it is–“poet’s balm”, eh?

  6. Alastair says:

    What a great poem Melody. Thank you for sharing it with us

  7. Heidi Viars says:

    it’s almost like you make music with your words … Did they know that when they when they named you Melody 🙂
    You amaze me!

    • melodylowes says:

      🙂 You are so sweet. I have always loved my name – as for music, I was writing songs before I knew I was a poet, so I definitely have a lyrical background. I am so gratified that side of me shows here, too. Thank you Heidi for your continued support and encouragement!

  8. riham says:

    I love this poem
    Great poem

  9. clever collaboration between imagined virtue and mere appearances !

  10. Oh, she’s far too daring, I hope she’ll come to her senses.

  11. RoSy says:

    Sometimes looks can be deceiving…

  12. Eric says:

    Hey, I know her. Good thing that names are changed to protect the guilty…

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