tomorrow, we will make jam

How do you preserve a moment?
How do you save
the scent of horse and summer hay,
the birdsong and cicada buzz
the green of leaves against blue sky,
a hidden bird’s nest
a child climbing for golden fruit
with a sweet, wild taste
and a smile and a wave from a passer-by
as we walk hand in hand along the road,
our hats full of plums…

How do you put an afternoon in a jar,
so you can hold it in your hand,
see its glow,
and taste its sweetness again?

Tomorrow, we will make jam.

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14 responses to “tomorrow, we will make jam

  1. Those fruits look like spring itself. Enjoy the delicious jam.

  2. Aww this is a beautiful post. How did I miss this gaah. Thanks for sharing it with us. 🤩💕

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