Brambles

berries

Eyes explore hedgerow,
searching for treasure.
Fingers gently close on
each ripe fruit to pluck.
Brambles fight back, spiked
victory marked by strand
of snagged red wool,
scratched hand. Lifting
berry to lips bite down
releasing sharp tang. Lips
and fingernails stained
with black-purple memory.

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