honeysuckle in the summer

Rosalyn Morris
Sep 23, 2022
Photo by Jason Mitrione on Unsplash

i used to eat honeysuckle in the summer.

it grew in our back yard

along with pecans

and dandelions.

i would blow the fluffy dandelion clouds and make a wish.

and as a child my wishes were fanciful, but sometimes it would be to know the happiness I felt in those moments for an eternity.

when i removed the stem from the honeysuckle

and delighted in the nectar

i knew something about those moments would always resonate with me,

and be as sweet as the corn and watermelon I ate on the back porch with my grandmother.

memories can be bittersweet.

but the sweet surpasses the bitter

every time.