Sketchbook Fruit

As a California child, I gleaned peaches and strawberries
after the local harvesters harvested.
My sisters and I plucked olives from the neighbor's orchard,
and spent hours in the summer sun picking juicy blackberries
from the thorny overgrowth down the driveway,
fed by the trickling irrigation ditch.
Blackberry pie. Blackberry jam.
In Montana, apples and cherries.
Fruit is good food.