Picking the Red Gooseberry

Gently part the branches,
and—coming from below—
look for the burgundy globe,
the one engorged with sweet juices.

Do not deceive yourself,
such pickings are not easy,
not matter what you do,
you will get hooked.

© 2012, Brigitte Goetze

Also look for poems by Brigitte Goetze in Mused, New Verse News and in the forthcoming Faultlines.

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3 thoughts on “Picking the Red Gooseberry

  1. Peg Duthie says:

    I like the double meaning implicit in “you will get hooked” — brings to mind the brambles as well as the berries.

  2. Debbie says:

    This is scrumptous! Thanks Brigitte!

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