Posted tagged ‘food’


July 18, 2009


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.