Thanks For The Apples

Thanks for the apples,

punch-in-the-face sweet, 

crispy trophies,


there was a 

crate in the kitchen,

I stole away

with three 

and took them to my desk

where they rolled into a little herd:


one had a thumb-sized bruise

filled with soft sugar,

one was almost perfectly 

half shiny green -

and half hard spotted red,

and one 

was very small 

and wore a long stem with a leaf on it.