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A rapture of apricots Sue Johnson

the camera points up into the branches
to a riot of fruit and leaves
soft orange and green framed by blue

and I imagine climbing up and sitting
amongst gnarled branches eating
sun-warmed apricots and thinking

A rapture of apricots was a runner-up in the Poetry on Loan 2021 poetry competition.


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