Orchard Silences

What can the fruit do when the rot

has taken hold in every shoot?

The only option that they’ve got

is cut the tree down at the root.

 

But then the world they know will end,

they’ll fall and wither on the floor,

a fate that makes bananas bend,

and cuts the apples to their core.

 

So they pretend it isn’t real,

and hide the rotten parts with paint,

but just one peek under the peel,

reveals corruption’s rancid taint.

 

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