I gaze long and hard at the photo
Trying to burn every detail into my memory,
There was no need for words,
Everyone was happy.
Sitting under a shaded tree
Admiring the plump red strawberries,
Which generated smiles
That deepened the dimples in our cheeks.
The simple nonverbal communication
Said we were a family.
What an incredible sense of freedom
The Key to living peacefully.
Venice Renee-Lynn Hughes