Fruit on a branch

Eventually, if not picked,

the fruit get too heavy

for the branches,

fall to the ground,

dead and unloved.

 

Or they are picked

and eaten

within days.

 

You’re seventeen

and feel like a

pear or an apple

just budding.

 

As a piece of fruit,

you fear for your future.

 

You could use

a different analogy.

 

 

By John Grey