Cherry Me

Cherry Me

– for “Cherry Delight” by Rebecca Morris 

 Cherry  me,     the sweet

     pop of being    of the bright taste

of the tasting taste    that tang

on the tongue    when there’s only you 

    in a room  with a mouth

to move, to open     bursting

flames,     let the lips

 of breath,        flush

       with the yum,  a single    self-

fed fruit.


The uplifting warmth of Rebecca’s painting celebrates all of those self-cultivated moments of pleasure that see us through isolation – one of which for me was writing this poem.

About the Artist

Nicole Miyashiro,  Centre County
Published:  January 22, 2022