Kim is hosting dVerse today and has asked us to write about fruit. Having bought my very first basket of seasonal strawberries, how could I write about anything else? I thought I’d be writing about all the ways to use said fruit but the muse had other plans!
We have become spoiled
That’s what we say, anyway
Strawberries can be had year-round
From all sorts of exotic locations
But really. Tell the truth
Are they really worth it?
How can you compare these hard, tasteless,
not to mention oversized “berries”
with those ruby red, juicy
bursts of summer?
It starts in a field on a sunny day
You have to crouch to discover where
those beautiful red flavour bombs are
Pick one and bring it to your nose
inhale its distinct scent
Brush off the sand or dirt
Hold it by the stem and bite off the tip
or the whole thing, depending on size
and your level of gourmandise!
The berry is soft yet has some yield
and the tiny seeds add a special crunch
as the juices slide down your throat
By the time you’ve had your fill
your fingers are stained
your belly is happy
you might even have berries in a basket!
But you are convinced that
you are once again a kid and
are filled with summer’s essence