|Fried Pickels, Hushpuppies, & She-Crab Soup - Hyman's Restaurant, Charleston, SC|
I've never had a soft
nor flirtatious voice,
just a matter-of-fact,
(I prefer to call it) honest
approach to life.
My manners aren't rude,
though that label's
been thrown at me
a time or two.
I'd love to think
"Darlin'", "Shuga", "Honey"
that need never tickle my tongue,
but moving South, I've learned:
to quench my thirst with sweet tea;
appreciate coleslaw in my barbecue;
praise hushpuppies and she-crab soup;
enjoy okra, pickles, tomatoes - fried.
Why not learn to bat my lashes,
hover a smile about my lips,
purr, "Well, bless your heart,
They say a Southern Belle
is a gentle soul. I see her
as a damn fine actress.
by Margaret Bednar, June 2, 2013
This is my RANT for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's - A Birthday in June - Get Ready to Howl" celebrating birthday boy, Allen Ginsberg. My rant is not political, but personal. If I wasn't SO STUBBORN, I'd have made life a lot easier for myself and embraced a bit of southern charm. Maybe a few more mint juleps and we will see...
How to Make a Traditional Southern Mint Julep Cocktail: