An Impromptu Peach Poem
by Chloë Rain
Today I am humbly reminded to look up,
see the abundance of Nature,
Nourishment, and beauty all around me.
As I exited my front door and walked past the peach tree
As I do often times several times a day,
There a half eaten ripe peach lay at my feet.
I had scared some joyous squirrel from his afternoon feast
And as I raised my head to look at the tree I was amazed by the plentiful bounty of fruit on the branches.
I hadn't noticed every time I walked past that peach tree, to and from some place "important" that I should be,
Nature was blossoming, bearing fruit, and blessing me with her mighty abundance and sweet fruitfulness.
I am humbled.
Ah, the sweetness.
I imagine succulent peach kisses,
and juicy dribbles running off my chin caught by the elbow of the sleeve of my favorite worn summer shirt.