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The Cherry Plum Tree

April 2, 2013


Our cherry plum tree

Is bursting with pink blooms.

Its branches are loaded

With what looks like

Strawberry ice cream


The flowers will give way

To dark red and inedible fruit.

Bitter to us, but a succulent

Treat for black birds


Feathered gluttons will feast

On the plentiful fruit and

When they’ve had their fill,

The consumed cherry plums

Will be reintroduced back

into the environment


And wind up on the hood, roof

And windshield of my wife’s mini.

Making the car look as if it

Faired poorly in a knife fight.

Very poorly




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  1. Lisa permalink

    I’m so glad your poetry commitment wasn’t an April Fools joke.

  2. Thanks, Lisa. Perhaps me doing this IS an April Fools joke…

  3. Jared permalink

    Good one dad!

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