Apples and Acorns

Putting My Feet in the Dirt Prompt#1  Apples and Acorns

Leon Wyczółkowski


I have been waiting

since last year

for Autumn and Winter

to return.


I slept through their arrival last

year, I slept through their departure in the Spring

you may not have guessed it

but I mourned their loss and wore black all Summer long.


But this year I can already taste the apples

the sweet ones, the sour ones bleeding between my teeth

I am eagerly waiting to find acorns

scattered about  on the roof of my Jeep


I will celebrate

the Spring, I will rejoice when Summer arrives

and when the dark cold months lay them in their graves

I will try to not laugh out loud.






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