Juniper

​Flesh poised to ignite

In the flames coaxed by your hands

Drawn into the fire

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© M. G. Iannucci 2016


Cedar Juniper berries, when thrown into the fire, make a snapping sound and throw sparks. They are fun to play with. The trees are flammable because of their distinctive coniferous resin. The berries can also be used as spice and s medicine for digestion. 


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