Strawberry Kisses

Strawberry season brought back memories – happy sweet memories so I am re-blogging this for new followers.

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Warm May afternoon.

The two of them sat on

The back porch steps each

With a basket of

Strawberries between their feet.

His basket almost

Depleted.  He ate

Quickly, devouring green tops

And fruit in two bites.

Her basket half full.

She ate slowly, savoring

Each bite.  Green tops piled

Beside her in a

Neat pile.  “Save some for the koi.”

Silence.  She glanced at

Him. “Poor koi.”  He laughed.

he set two beside him.  “Happy?”

She smiled and nodded.

Her long braids brushed the

Steps as she reached down for two

Strawberries to place

With his two.  “I am.”

He watched as she slowly

Bit into a berry.

“You look like a child

Wearing her mother’s lipstick –

Red juice on your lips.”

“So do you” was her

Adult rejoinder, “Red lip

Boy.” He licked his lips,

tasting the juice.  He grabbed

a braid to pull her close.  He

kissed…

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