Today We Will Pick Apples (COVID)


Years ago I picked apples on kibbutz

early morning before the sun rose

we’d start  picking and after a while

a break large perfect breakfast

best meal of the day

picked apples until noon and then we were free.

So many perfect apples on those trees.

I wrote a letter home saying Life Could Not

Be Better Than This wanted to stay

on kibbutz forever and maybe I could figure out a way

to continue the new simplicity. I didn’t know

nothing absolutely nothing

is simple. Even picking apples.


Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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