Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ripe

Peaches sunkissed
drip love juice down
elbows and sticky
sugared
chins

Tomatoes vine ripe
and naked
needing nothing
except
eaten

Berries bursting
with frosted color
waiting to
freeze summer
in a bag

Freckles popping
on brown skin
my heart is
sun ripened -
pick me

6 comments:

Maureen said...

Lovely images of summer, Kathleen. I particularly like "sugared/chins", "waiting to freeze summer/ in a bag" and the entire last stanza.

A Simple Country Girl said...

Ah, this is our scene too. Peachy chins and blackberry juiced hands.

Blessings.

n. davis rosback said...

i ate blackberries on my walk this mornin'

and shared a peach with cj when i got back home.

Joyceann Wycoff said...

Very lovely ... your words put me right into that place in time.

M.L. Gallagher said...

This is delicious!

emmettwheatfall.com said...

A lovely poem. Wonderful!