By Molly MacLeod, Special to the BDN
Posted Sept. 06, 2010, at 10:07 a.m.

I awoke
in the dark
of the night.

The kitchen
lights were on,
my sister

at the counter,
young hands
in a bowl

of bright red
berries, her eyes
asking help,

I don’t know
what to do
with all this – 

the berries,
she meant, which
I took in

to my own
hands, hungry
for ripe fruit


Molly MacLeod grew up in Bucksport and now lives in New Jersey where she is studying for a doctorate in ecology and evolution. printed on July 25, 2017