he had always wondered what to do with all the fruit.
when the fruit was ripe,
he hatched grand plans about what he would do with it…next year.
because there was so much ripe fruit when it came into season,
he could not possibly deal with it all
without being fully prepared.
there would be jams and all sorts of preserves;
frozen portions for icecream
and even some material left over for curries.
but next season came,
and lots of ripe fruit came with it.
more than ever before.
before he could prepare himself
for its seemingly ambush arrival.
the glossy green leaves of the tree
and the large round fruit were healthier than ever.
the seasons came around more and more quickly,
year after year
and he just didn’t know what to do
with all the fruit.