like fat, red velvet cushions
studded with gold
and full of juice
that is surely the nectar of the gods.
I bite in and the licky red juice dribbles on my lips..
as I listen
to the velvety plip plop
of the magic brew
on the stove..
Strawberry, Mint and Pepper Jam
for some future time
is a cheering thing to do.
The rains have been kind to us.
I am so sorry for Nelson and Collingwood
and any place where the rains have been far too much!