Apples Falling From Trees

Javaka Steptoe’s Seeds

You drew pictures of life

with your words.

I listened and ate these words you said

to grow up strong.

Like the trees, I grew,

branches, leaves, flowers, and then the fruit.

I became the words I ate in you.

For better or worse

the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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