Spindled Mettle

Written by: Debra Squyres

Spindled Mettle
Hour upon hour she sits thoughtfully absorbed
spinning attentively conception’s fibers 
while creating new textures within her mind…

As grain, by grain of living sand, erodes the weaves
exposing gently or tearing the woven seams…
following the hourglass count to maturing age

Set aside are the frivolous dolls of youthful cloths
as situations lead to realities bolder textiles…
some strands chosen, others forced upon life’s spindle  

Her mettle*, though moved by spindled occurrences,
is worn quietly with the era of wisdoms’ mantle
as intertwined events live within her fabric structure

Written by:  Debra Squyres 2/19/13
For: “Objectify Me”

*mettle: spirited determination, mental and emotional character unique to an individual person