Fruits with aphrodisiac properties include
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...
on the hill to Table Rock
where dew invests each berry
with a patina of stained glass
we watch for spider threads
strung across twigs,
a clothesline for water beads.
We rub blackberry juice
into our palms, on our thighs.
Imagining caftans of purple-magenta
I touch your hair with purple fingertips.
Your laugh stumbles over wet leaves,
and spirals in a dance of ferns.
A cloud’s weight moves over the hill
then the language of water.
Purple water runs
into our shoes.
Linda Watskin © 2010