herb farmer

growing an herb garden by your cottage just so you can sell the herbs at the farmer’s market where she sells her breads and pies. inviting her back to your cottage to see your garden. having a dinner of salad, vegetable soup, and her fresh bread. it’s too dark for her to walk back to the town through the forest; she stays the night, and you talk deeply and lightly, tracing strands of her hair with your fingers, listening to the frogs and the owls outside in the night.