tangled vines recall
memories of sweeter times
gold and purple blooms

bittersweet—not sugar—brings
dreams to heal a broken heart

Copyright © 2019-02-04, by Liz Bennefeld.

A sachet of dried bittersweet (woody nightshade, or Solanum dulcamara) leaves and berries placed beneath one's pillow is said to heal a broken heart.

Written for this week's Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Prompt: Sugar and Bitter.


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