Fruit tree

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,

but is that true for you and me?

If I had stayed, I would have rotted on the branch,

instead, I followed the other fork

and dropped

 

free fall

 

ripening and writhing like soft fruit,

and like soft fruit, I bruised when I hit the ground.

All the Earth shook through me,

shook me to the bone,

and the chasm where I fell

was as far from your tree

as Heaven is from Hell.

 

Inspired by a lovely song ‘Fruit Tree’ by Nick Drake. Melancholy and beautiful, just like his voice. 

 

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