The Tolworth Apple Tree


I wondered if there was ever a time
that the progeny of an old apple tree,
that was situated by the A240
(just by the bridge over the Hogsmill stream...

was ever.... kept in  darkened trays, affixed
to the walls of the old Apple store
or as windfalls rolled around the orchard floor
to be pannaged by pigs

Trying not to get myself wet
I took some home for a prod and taste 
the skin was tough, but the flesh quite sweet
with essence of droves, fields and streets.


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