Come wander through the orchard

The blossoms are in bloom

So pretty yet so fleeting

Their beauty gone too soon


Have patience ‘til the autumn

When the fruits are fully ripe

Heavy branches laden

With apples of every type


Don’t stretch for the shiniest

Gleaming up on high

Their bright sheen is deceptive

And they will not satisfy


Don’t settle for the easiest

Dropped upon the ground

Their texture is unpleasant

There are better to be found


The best are always within reach

Ready to be picked

One there will take your fancy

Perfectly imperfect


A subtle dose of sweetness

And the right amount of bite

Let me be the apple

To fulfil your appetite.


Emma H, age 26, 26/07/2017

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