Bitter Berries

Bitter Berries

A Poem by DannyLynne Riley

You fed me bitter berries

winter berries from the mound

the last thing I remember

before you kissed my swollen mouth

a pale sky and red stained lips

spinning all around

as I grasped at grassy Lords

and searched for stable ground


what is this curse

you have pierced me with?

the juice of bitter berries

on blood stained lips?

and how will I ever

find my way out now?

I cant read your maps

Ive long forgotten how


I will parish here

on this harsh

and frozen ground



amidst the unsettling sound

of falling bitter berries

as they scatter on the ground




© 2013 DannyLynne Riley

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Added on October 12, 2013
Last Updated on October 31, 2013


DannyLynne Riley
DannyLynne Riley

Eugene, OR

I was born in Springfield Oregon...but grew up in the Southern regions of the country. At age 15 I entered into a world of prostitution and heroin addiction that nearly claimed my life. Through it .. more..