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100 Days of Gladness: Day 27

NaPoWriMo: "Self Care with Raspberries"

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Blushing clutch of ruby drupelets,

a juicy marble with its soft,

first ever, three day


explodes between my teeth

and into the world of my

cryptic mouth, full of

quiet joy, every time.

Every trip to the grocery store,

if I’m buying them, I never

buy just one. Always

two. Always.

One for the house, of course.

And one just for me.

A gift for my secret self, the oneI

’ve taken care of all along,

all my life.

In the driver’s seat of my parked car,

we relish this covert gratuity

for the life we’ve lived

and known,


and alone.


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