Overgrown Orchard

By Aarron Mondello

14/2/2018

The fruit is hanging heavy and ripe
Glistening with morning dew
A bright sunrise chases away the night
As a soft wind breezes through
The silent trees all in a line
Straight as an arrow set
At their roots fermenting and rotting
The fruits of past years rest
Down the lines between the trees
Tall vibrant green grass grows
Waving their stalks at the clear sky
From there amongst the rows
An apple falls swallowed by the grass
To rest on the untrod ground
The leaves of the trees speak to each other
A hissing whispery sound
The blue above is bright and clear
On this perfect springtime day
A bird crawls slowly across the sky
Gliding to some far away
Still the trees wave near silent leaves
To the swaying grass below
Time as it does continues to pass
And the sweet fruits continue to grow

©Aarron Mondello
14/2/2018


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