(Photo: Mike-Hazard)

A pint of raspberries rests
in the lap of a pint-sized child.
Lolling in her stroller, she’s
living in the lap of luxury.
“Don’t eat them,” Mom says,
as the little one begins eating,
two-handed, two-fisted,
too much; we laugh until
we grow red as raspberries.

Mike Hazard is a multimedia artist who lives in Lowertown near the Farmers’ Market. The poems here are from his series Cornucopia.