Blackberry Bush

Considering a blackberry bush on the cliffs of Palm Bay.

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Phoenician stalks sway
Soft with the wind,
Bearing their bitter fruits.
Barbed leaves dutifully obey
Eager to protect the roots.

Yet with thorns so sharp,
Leaves sun-drinking,
She can’t quite fill her cup,
Clinging to chalk, berries shrinking—
Some thrive but most corrupt.

Connor is a songwriter and poet based in Cliftonville. Connor digs the three Bs: Blake, Burroughs and Bowie.

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