Good fruit

The good tree grows where we say it may,
dropping persimmons because we choose,
and the same fruit from the same tree,
we say with puckered faces, is bad
before the first frost; then, suddenly,
it becomes good. We eat the sweet fruit
in the tree’s shade, spitting out the seeds
on the spot to grow good trees again.
In the side yard, evil persimmons take root
and raise rebellious heads on the lawn,
falling under the gardener’s blade.

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Inspired by dVerse
The green persimmons framed by bad leaves are in the right spot to become good fruit like the ones below.

persimmons

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