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
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.