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Backyard Delight

 

Tree Stump, Poetry Prose

 

The apple tree’s trunk split into two like outstretched open arms. A step onto a stump and an arm around one of the splits ensured an easy climb. Dean and I sat on that great branch many summer days when the foliage concealed us from prying eyes below. We imagined we were starship captains, attacking the green-eyed monster. And so many other games.

I stop by the old house to see the tree. Only the stump remains.

Autumn arriving
looking for apples
somewhere else

 

more by FRANK J. TASSONE

Photograph by Oisin Conolly

 

first published in Image Curve, February 19, 2015

 

 

#GloPoWriMo2018 / #NaPoWriMo2018

 

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