Mud Pies

Lasting childhood memories

Photo by M Mahbub A Alahi: https://www.pexels.com/photo/mans-hands-in-cement-9762068/

Once when we were young, we made mud pies in the sun, seasoned with leaves and berries from the bush that we knew not to eat.

We gathered small twigs and broke them in half to make candles
lit with tiny hands and fingertips glowing fire.

Bright eyes shut tight, busy minds focused on tomorrow,
puckered lips extinguished each candle manifesting…

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