12: Comfort - Dec 2021

Strawberry Princess

She brightens brick
From -tested antiquity,
To a rich framework,
Whose shimmer
Never actually dissipates.

Those ruby earrings
Dismantle blue hues.
Like a scalpel,
They dissect ocean waves.
She’s a burgundy cup of coffee.
Her heart runs vermillion,
With a porcelain finish.

She’s a Pacific Rose in the fall – 
Always freshly picked.
She’s bright fruit in the summer.
My Strawberry Princess.

- William F. Pattee

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