© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
vacation at the bungalow
we played card games
with stale chips as chips
most days, though,
were spent with noses
pressed against cold glass
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705
Oh, the urge to stop and smell
a peach (and give it a squeeze).
You've been disappointed
in Junes past, so you settle for
one more pint of strawberries.
August you'll be tired of peaches,
but not yet ready for a hard pear.
Six months from now you'll accept
anything approaching ripeness.