2007 - A Lonely "Heart Gate" with No Fence Around
by J. R. Beatty
No attached fence around, no well kept-up yard behind it, no family or kids playing there, no home there at all anymore! I wonder what happened to the home and folks that once lived here?
Just a lonely and unused and unappreciated gate left as an inadvertent memorial to the past with no name or any description to explain "WHY?".
Again, I see that little clump of purple weedy vine berries. Could it be that even in the unwanted, neglected, and lonely people, there is a tiny, lovely, normally unseen part that just needs some water, lots of bright Florida sunshine, and a growth-giving fertilizer - like a human touch of love and assistance - to grow larger, more edible, and much sweeter.