December 6*

Nootka rose hips photo by Dave Ingram
rose hips: tiny bombs
of summer’s energy:
gash of earth-blood from
blinding sun/green
now scarlet interplay

stand with your feet just right
rub and twirl these red red berries
take deep their pliant wet
hold, call forth
the coming orgasm
of spring

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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