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Apple beasts

November 12, 2013

Few apples on nearly leafless tree

The apples left on the
               nearly
leafless tree
hang
        like Christmas ornaments,
and the
            high ones
I can reach with a
very long-handled tool
with a cage and hooks
attached to
                 one end,
which feels like
I’m collaring an animal
that ventured
into the suburbs,
and I’ll release it
back into the
                     wild,
where it’ll regale its friends
with stories of houses,
trash bins, and swing sets.

But these fruits aren’t
wild animals at all—
they’re apples,
like when Eve supposedly
           bit
into an apple
and downloaded
knowledge,
like the ones that’ll
     supposedly
keep the doctor away
                    if
you eat
one a day.

Although
really bad
                breath
might just accomplish
the same thing.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2013 10:22 am

    What a clever ending to the poem….had me laughing aloud.

  2. November 12, 2013 10:35 am

    That was twisty, nice!

  3. January 8, 2015 6:49 am

    Whoever wrote this, you know how to make a good arleitc.

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