sharon wildey

(Jennings County, Indiana)

The Avocado Tree


I planted my brokenness under an avocado tree today
Fertilized it with my self-critic that I shot between the eyes last week
And buried in my compost heap
For just such an occasion
As an avocado tree
With its rich soft fruit
Protected by a tough skin
Eat one every day
To be healthy
The new apple
Johnny Apple seed and me

Submitted: Monday, August 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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