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apple on the tree

a delicious treat

By angela hepworthPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024

a reaching hand clasps

around the apple on the tree

and lowers it to me

my heavy wooden basket

clenched in both my fists

aching in my wrists

weigh the apples here

my dad’s pale goes pale

mom laughs at the cost

pay the man and bail

driving in the car

headed to our home

apples on my lap

mom is on her phone

talking to my grandma

about pies and treats

applesauce and sweets

to make with these round

red yellow and green

fruits on which i lean

captured in my basket

captured from their trees

coming home with us

coming home with me

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About the Creator

angela hepworth

Hello! I’m Angela and I love writing fiction—sometimes poetry if I’m feeling frisky. I delve into the dark, the sad, the silly, the sexy, and the stupid. Come check me out!

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  • Isabella Rose4 days ago

    This gave me a nostalgic feeling for times that I have never known. This is the perfect conveyance of emotions.

  • D.K. Shepard6 days ago

    Great use of rhyme! Loved the short rhythmic lines!

  • Ameer Bibi24 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 for top story that's so amazing closely related to cherish beauty of nature

  • Shiny26 days ago

    Loved this!

  • Anna 30 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Delightful Top Story!🤩 As a teenager, we visited my uncle’s orchard… every apple we picked was dripping with juice! Your poem inspires me to include my experience in a story or poem, sometime 🙃

  • Susan Fourtanéabout a month ago

    How pretty! 🥰

  • Coraabout a month ago

    the phrase "apple on the tree" can evoke different interpretations depending on the context and the perspective of the individual using or encountering it. https://themcdonaldswrapoftheday.co.uk/

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    This was a beautiful slice of life. I loved the calmness in this poem. Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    Very gentle and soothing reflection here

  • Gabriela Trofin-Tatárabout a month ago

    Congrats on Top Story! Beautifully written.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    I really enjoyed the innocent tale in this. The jaunty meter of it works really well and adds to the lightness. Lovely stuff.

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Apple picking and home with you - apples and love from parents and grandparents!!

  • D. D. Leeabout a month ago

    Perfect poem. I’ve been considering planting an apple tree for past couple weeks. Congrats on Top Story!

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    I remembered the days when we lived in the hostel and picked the half-ripened mangoes to make their jam and sauce. And you again created a natural family environment along with an apple basket. I liked your writing style. So, I subscribed to you.

  • Beautifull poem❤️

  • Michelle Liew2 months ago

    One of my fave fruits. Going to have some now! Sweet poem!

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    Apple picking in someone's orchard...priceless. When my kids were young, I read to them about Johnny Appleseed....his mission was a legacy we all still enjoy!

  • Mmmm, apple pies! Loved your yummy poem!

  • Manisha Dhalani2 months ago

    So beautiful!

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