Linda Lee Crosfield | Ootischenia, BC | LCP member since 2006


RITUAL

My grandson is eating a peach.
I watch him discover its essence:
the slippery, succulent sections
that frolic in his mouth,
warm juice running down his arms,
a skin that rivals his for softness.
This is his first peach.
It fell unaided from the tree
into my hungry hand and then to his—
this gift of the first, the best
to youngest in the tribe a ritual of sorts—
so much more than the provision of sustenance.
Too young to be trusted with the pit
he gives it up reluctantly
points to another fruit on a groaning branch.
My grandson is eating a peach.

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Linda Lee Crosfield
lives in Ootischenia in BC’s Kootenays where she blogs
sporadically at www.purplemountainpoems.blogspot.com. She has boat loads of poems
floating about, looking for ports. Herds of poems seeking shelter, maybe a meal. Flocks
of poems, looking to light.

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One Response to Linda Lee Crosfield | Ootischenia, BC | LCP member since 2006

  1. Dee says:

    You just keep on blowing me away with the way words flow out of you. Congratulations on another great one.

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