Monday, October 10, 2016

Silver Creamer with Concord Grapes

Oil on Ampersand gessobord, 5 x 7"


For Arielle and Maura

My daughters’ small 
determined hands 
reach through bramble and 
twisted vine 
to pull whole bunches 
of dusty purple
Concord grapes 
free from the wildness of it.
Itchy arms speckled with tiny cuts, 
them squatting 
in chickweed and dandelion with 
dirty faces and shining hair, 
to eat wild foraged fruit 
in the summer sun.  

Silver reflects and contains, 
holds and pours, 

-Sharon Egan

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