Good things take time.
It’s what I learned as an apprentice.
What I tell myself about writing.
And about ageing.
Strawberry jam needs three days.
Or a day more.
I want fruit before sweet.
Strawberries are summer’s first kiss.
Chanel Rouge Allure lips.
Ed Behr says,
“ripeness is fleeting.”
Calls the best berries,
“smaller, softer, more vulnerable.”
There’s so much going on with the fruit.
A recipe should only take you so far.
Some bottles are labelled.
A kindness returned.
For the beautiful people.
Who showed up with full arms and hearts.
When I was recovering in January.
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