Dripping down my fence
An iced cake of purple-pink
Raw for wild birds who come to drink
Crush those leaves, rub them on the skin
Mosquitoes and deer flies die
Berries, water, sugar, lemon juice, pectin
Recipe for ice cream sauce or jelly
Become a Venus rising by Botticelli
Will they make me beautiful?
Will they help me play the mandolin?
Not really, to my chagrin…
© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: my mandolin and Callicarpa americana