sweetness, and bitterness, all wrapped in red
tiny and shiny, tears Venus shed
innocent and tender, a heart sized for a bite
the lovers' sweet fruit, like lips puckered slight

it's red and it's wet and it's quite hard to win
like a kiss felt so deep and so long it's a sin
like the mind-dazzling taste when your lips touch his
and hand clenching hand, no passion a miss

so warm and so soft and so sweet savory
clandestine meetings, two souls shared, mine: thee
a heartbeat, a word whispered, a winking eye merry
my love, your love, such is the small strawberry