Plum tree

September 29, 2010

The light has not decided
if its coming up
Or not
as I stand in my boxers
And put on a crisp white shirt
I’m looking out the window
and this plum tree is staring
Right back at me
Some plums have fallen
ripe
to rest
While others still clutch the tree
desperately
rotting
on the branch surrounded by green
September leaves

I think to myself
There is a lesson here

It’s good to have a plum tree
outside your window
Because you could run around
naked and nobody would
know and plums,
they taste good too

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2 Responses to “Plum tree”

  1. Very nice! The whole thing works really well and I love how you easily transistion from metaphor to dialect. Might make a small change to the last two lines, I think you could delete the second plum and still get the same feel.

    Great either way

  2. forpuck said

    Thanks. I was playing around with two plums and then the current one.

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