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Fruit in Early Autumn

Libby Scheier
From:   Second Nature.


Fat and hard flowers
filled with pits
covered with skin
lurch on branches
leaves dark green in mourning
soon to sing briefly
in purple and orange,
then fall.

Funny thing, fruit,
edible babies
of the plant world.

These trees seem
sometimes what
we always wanted
our parents to be
tall and strong
rooted in place
in case we return.

Sometimes what
we were always afraid
they really were,
beings ready
to let us fall
when our weight
bent them in the wind.



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