Bing cherries surprise me every summer

I forget the profound perfection

Of fruit in season


October’s stunning blaze

December’s wood-smoke

May’s green intensity

July’s cherries

Returning gifts: new, familiar

Present, home.


Seasons changing these two years past

Moments of surprise

Joy, Beauty, Contentment


Fleeting presences which have yet to



In a moment of profound perfection

I bask in the absence of

Grief, Fear, Loneliness

Questions long holding my heart

So tightly

I have forgotten what freedom feels like


Until a basket of cherries

Brings me into this moment of


Red, sticky, sweet, firm

Returning gifts: new, familiar

Present: home.


Time heals all wounds.

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7 Comments on “Cliche”

  1. Anne Says:

    I love this poem, it reminds me of so many things I hold dear……THANKS for sharing!

  2. Sandy Says:

    Wonderfully written..

  3. Eric Says:

    Love it! Nice job. I do love December wood smoke.

  4. gottaluvem Says:

    Simply beautiful.

  5. Beautiful, there is nothing like the simple pleasures in life to help you live in the now.

  6. Sam Goodall Says:

    lovely, darlin’

  7. susan Says:

    Profound yet again. Life is, after all, just a bowl of cherries…Mom

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