Apple Democracy (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Apple Democracy (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Apple Democracy, poem by Polly Castor

Apple Democracy

So many different kinds of apples:
Courtland, Granny Smith, Fugi, Gala,
Honey Crisp, Northern Spy, MacIntosh,
Mitsu, Paula Red, Golden Delicious;
there are 7,500 varieties,
their respective habitats
or range of condition
adding further complexity–
gorgeously succulent and crisp,
soft and bland, sweet and mellow,
zinging sharp and puckeringly tangy,
perfectly ripe, bitter and green,
or bruised, spoiling, and mealy…

Just like our melting pot country,
trying to make a slew of applesauce
that tastes good to everybody
incorporating every type of contribution
into something palatable to all.

by Polly Castor














I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

1 Comment

  1. Susan Krevitt 2 years ago

    Perfect~~and humorous~~analogy.

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