My fruit basket filled,
I head back through shady woods,
satiated with blooms and bees.

A heart-stopping glimpse,
a fuchsia and scarlet burst
holds me like a spider’s web.


With this sedoka, I recall that just when I think I’ve seen everything, nature comes up with a surprise. The fruit of the American strawberry bush (aka hearts-a-bustin’) is toxic to humans. (photo by Alvaro Ibañez)


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