My heart is an orchard.

It’s not that I don’t love you
your roots have grown into me
like I am the orchard and you,
the first apple tree.

Apple trees have a long growing season
their fruit stores well, last longer
grows into the colder months,
not like short-enjoyed peaches.

*Studies prove an apple a day
really does keep the doctor away.

You have kept me healthy.

But I am an orchard
By definition, you can’t be the only tree
There are peaches, and plums,
and I want to grow cherries.

My soil may not be as rich as it once was
but there’s still plenty of it
despite the rain and wind
redistributing somewhere else.

You see, I still love you
but the season is young
and the planter may have
other plans.


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