Can bitter words poison the bearer?

Do sweet words nourish?

Is a silence that is no longer quiet

filled with the acrid taste regret?

At any given time

on any given day

there is flavour to be found in

every facet of life

-from the stories we tell ourselves

to the tales we want others to hear

© Vivian Zems

Poets United Midweek Motif- The Food We Eat