The Discovery of an Edible Berry

Some were bitter and some were bold,
some red and luscious as
dangerous lips;
some blue as bruises;
others, battered by
careless claws,
warned you away with
wicked thorns.

Some brought blood foaming through your teeth;
some wrenched and stabbed in your stomach
and some, still, would swell your flesh and
leave you crying out in the night.

But, still, there are some out there
that pop and flood over your tongue,
with juice as sweet as drunkenness;
some that linger in your mind,
some that stay at your fingertips,
your lips, forever,
and reward a long,
long search.