How to Grow an Apple Tree

or How to Measure the Specificity of the Whole

By Esme, age 8

 

i think that

this chestnut-brown pip case from the pith

of a single apple fruit

is early food for its seed

to germinate

 

to then shoot upwards

slowly slowly

hair-like

with its roots shooting downwards

slowly slowly

taking in dewdrops somehow

but nothing is certain

especially time

 

stem seems to like

warm moist earth

for growing well

into the fiery singe of light

for growing blossom

that blossoms

into blossomy, juicy

reddish or green-like apples

delicious

caring I watch carefully …

for their blazing

 

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