Calling the Apple Angel

It takes time for a tree to bear fruit

and what is time?

seasons and weather

snow melting to roots drinking deeply

years of many days

small branches growing thicker almost imperceptible

leaves unfurling and blossoms few enough to count

each one a possibility

sapling to tree

colt to horse

puppy to dog

one moment you notice it has happened

something becomes what it was meant to be


the readiness to bear fruit.