L. B. Mek

mea Fiammetta



she, never heel-toes


relevé’s at en pointe


she’s all flat shoes, towering: with her 5ft - of unmovable,







like nature made her will - able: to bend all to her every whim,



© L. B. Mek

August 2020



  • orchidee

    Good write LB.

  • dusk arising

    Ah!, ... so you've met the mother-in-law then.

    • L. B. Mek

      lmao, had me nearly in tears, so funny, I have no idea why this is instantaneously relatable, when it's something I could have never considered if you hadn't mentioned it, brilliantly witty! (yes, I have met a few in my time)
      rare to have such a healthy dose of laughter, early in the day: thank you Dusk

    • Michael Edwards

      Beautifully written and elegantly constructed - a great write.

      • L. B. Mek

        well, if you liked it, then I must have lucked out and scribbled something creative for a change, always humbling to get recognition from someone of your calibre Michael, thank you

        • Michael Edwards

          You're too generous and well deserving of my comment.

        • FredPeyer

          There is a lot of meaning in these few words, L.B. Well penned!

          • L. B. Mek

            aloha dear Poet, really appreciate you taking the time to try and connect with the deeper meaning in the write, mahalo
            (I always wanted to visit your beautiful islands, especially Kauai with its Waimea Canyon)

          • Jerry Reynolds

            Well done L.B.

            • L. B. Mek

              thanks Jerry, I'm always surprised at how accepting and supportive our MPS community is to the diverse write's we all post

            • Goldfinch60

              Good words Mek, an obviously very powerful lady.


              • L. B. Mek

                yeah Andy, I think we have all come across such determined individuals for whom the usual constraints of reality's limitations - seemingly: has no impact and they've accumulated this aura of invincibility from all the struggles they've overcome, kinda more awesome when its exemplified by the lady's in our lives, lol
                thanks for support my friend

              • Neville

                ballet is not for the fainthearted is it my friend ..
                I hear it has its origins in some obscure marital art ......
                ... Be proud of this un, I know I would be .. and I'm sure I like it even more each time I read it through....................................... Neville

                • L. B. Mek

                  sadly, I have never experienced a ballet performance in-person
                  but there's something about their straight-backed stance - at all times,
                  that had me liken it to the enforced heel-toe routine of those deathly high heels, lol
                  I will admit, I'm a little proud I had this write within me - if this is the trade-in for a bourgeoning wisdom's creaking bones, I'll gladly accept,
                  thanks for the encouraging comment my friend

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