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The peach tree heavy
with fruit this summer
now only one on the tree.
I've cooked and canned,
others went back to earth.
Will it produce next year?
I'll enjoy, for now,
that one still with pink skin.

 

-- Dorothy Holley

Dorothy Holley lives in Squirrel Hill. Her latest book, The Garden Journals: Poems and Garden Notes, and her first book, A Whole Quart Jar, were both published by FootHills Publishing. Her writing has appeared in Pudding, Rural Heritage, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Sacred Journey. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Tuesday at 7 p.m. on independent radio, WYEP 91.3 FM.

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