Strawberries & Mint

strawberries & mint
Image from the Carrot Ranch

The taste of spring, tart on my tongue: berries look sweet but make me pucker. You can’t judge a fruit by its cover, nor a lover by his honeyed lies. The snows of winter held more sugar than this cold goodbye. Why did he even bother showing up just to make me cry?

I take solace in the minty green of tender leaves, the scent of rain on the breeze, the clouds that don’t pretend to be anything but grey. Soon the sun will come again and melt this pain, but alas not today.

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Note: I am catching up on some of the older Carrot Ranch 99-word challenges, but since these are all past the deadlines, I am linking back to the main site in the image credit.

11 responses to “Strawberries & Mint

  1. Nicely done. I like the last line about the sun. KL ❤️

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  2. Nice job Paula. Just thinking of tart fruit makes my mouth pucker. Wouldn’t it be nice if you kissed someone who was full of lies and it automatically made your mouth pucker like tart fruit.

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  3. Love it. ❤️

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  4. What an awesome prose poem, Paula. I love this one. 🍓❤️

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