Summer Fruit

The slender boughs dip low

flush with deep-green fruit.

In a month – maybe two

the plums will swell,  brighten

and birds will play in shadows,

dip beaks into red flesh,

beat the fallen globes on flat rock

in this silent threading path.

Tap tap. Split. Red flesh exposed.

Then they retreat, plump and preened.

Below, the way of man is blood red,

summer’s juice spilt

One thought on “Summer Fruit

  1. Some nice sounds in this John, and the image like shadows on a screen, I hear it in:
    dip beaks into red flesh,
    beat the fallen globes on flat rock

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