my heart is a basket full of apples.

my mother once said to me: “your heart is as full as the apples you put in it.”
my heart is overflowing with apples.
i can make applesauce
apple pie
apple crumble
apple vinegar
apple wine
someone else said to me: “people are there to take your apples. you have to shut your basket and lock it up to keep it safe.”
but i just tossed some salt over my shoulder, winked and went on.
because i know:
every child is an apple
every tree
every bird
every sunset
every human (no matter what they have done)
every fish (no matter where it has swum)
my heart is as full as the apples i put in it.
my heart is a basket full of apples.

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