dead cherries

cherry-1457513_640when the sorting was done

i saw a black heap.

overripe the cherries lay with

dark sweat glazed over their heads

they can only be used for example

and fake outs now

who ordered this?

you, Sun, giver of life

and you, Time, the ever ever-

keeper of the peace.

so thanks for all that

but not for the cherries.