How She Spends Her Time

orange daylily


Nature’s disbursement, copper

pennies (ticking time bombs) tap

out her allotment hour by

hour. Rich or poor, sinner or



saint, all receive one thousand,

four hundred and forty. Hers

used to slip through her fingers

like water, burning a hole


in her pocket on Pay Day.

But when her economy

collapsed, she diversified

her portfolio, making


investments in her children,

marriage, self – a penny saved

is a penny worth spending

on a day such as this one.

11 comments on “How She Spends Her Time

  1. Gallivanta says:

    It’s a bit scary in some ways to think of an allotment of time but, then, it is also an incentive to make the most of it and expand it in different ways. Lovely.

  2. WOW. Love the photo, especially.

  3. Lyle Krahn says:

    There are many kinds of investments and they are not all equal. Nicely done.

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks Lyle! Here’s to making a good investment photographic-wise! I might just get a point and shot for now and wait for what I want – I’m thinking a Canon Rebel. Tomorrow my daughter needs to have her wisdom teeth out so it won’t be much of a leisurely shopping trip – and I really REALLY need something to at least tide me over. Time will be tight, so knowing what I’m looking for will help a lot.

  4. Pennies from heaven… heavenly tithing, don’t you think?

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