Caught in the Brambles

A problem of my own making

Photo by Lucas van Oort on Unsplash

On the north wall of my little cottage is an area I rarely explore. Crowded with overgrown shrubs and smothered in towering mounds of bittersweet and blackberry brambles, it presented a nearly impassible barrier.

One day, fueled with impatience and bravado, I tried to take an impromptu walk through the tangles. A trailing branch of blackberry bramble…

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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