TOMATOES

defending his territory

The fruit hangs heavy

beneath thick, green branches;

sun-baked in crimson succulence

and glistening with dew.

 

The orb spider stands guard

among the shuddering strands,

darting to investigate

his disturbed traplines.

 

I hesitate before his domain,

reluctant to intrude.

Gathering other fruit,

I leave the one for him.

 

Such wealth is ours

when gardens overflow

with enough to share and more

for me and the spider.

 

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About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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