Ripening

photo by Susa Silvermarie

Content on my bench
in Lecce’s Parco Belloluogo,
I tipped back my head–
but leapt to my feet on seeing
an array of jeweled figs
ripening in morning sun.
Cousins! I called out in joy.

Modest they stayed, and mute,
but in that moment I knew
their pour of ancestor nurture.
The richness of relation
gave comfort to this traveller’s heart,
and into the soles of my feet, the roots
sent tender family kisses.

©Susa Silvermarie 2019

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