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October 21, 2016 ‘blueberries’, Jane Tims


pick faster

for Dad


blue ripens as morning, deft fingers

noisy pails, hail on metal gutters

this bush spent, unsatisfactory

berries over there fatter



I am certain I see, beside mine

my father’s hands, callused

and quick


berries roll between

thumb and fingers

I try to meet

his expectation

pick faster



Published in: ‘within easy reach’, Chapel Street Editions, 2016

Copyright Jane Tims 2016



October 21, 2016 ‘sweet hurts’ Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

November 9, 2016 at 8:35 am

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