Sunday, July 10, 2011

Berry Picking















Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser


Right arm outstretched.
Thumb and forefinger
poised for delicate
pluck.

Memory and anticipation
rise and spiral
like two strands of DNA
in a rambunctious act of creation.

Herbaceous nibbles,
red and robust,
are offered in abundance
at the sky-cast perk
of bramble tangle

not by accident.

Summer’s succulence
is juicy bait for the soul.

Court it,

And eventually you’ll learn
that every thorn in life
is an invitation to
slow down
and be attentive.

It’s the only way
to harvest fruits.


© 2011-2015/Jamie K. Reaser
Published in "Sacred Reciprocity: Courting the Beloved in Everyday Life" (www.hiraethpress.com)

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