Children's Taste

by Nijole Miliauskaite

Nijole Miliauskaite

there was a time when we ate
the swollen buds of linden trees
sticky and sweet
the sap of cherry trees, more delicious
than berries
gnawed small
green apples, secretly, with black bread
spat out the pits
of handfuls
of red hawthorn berries
sucked icicles
it was that sort of time

Last updated January 14, 2019