Ripe.


The deep dark berry

poised

taut

an ornament

against type

plumped

among the finest of fruit most

ripe

.

neglected

not selected

will languish

disengage

and drop

to the soil

for spoil.

.

its favored sweetness

unsavored

descending into the dew

to disappear

lest you

happen near.

.

.

.

.

.

.

© Ruth Ann Scanzillo

circa 1990/revised 1/8/15

all rights reserved. Thank you.

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