The Apple

The apple sat on the tip of the head

Never wavering

Nor tipping to one side

The apple remains in place

Till the gunshot is fired

The apple hangs back

The shiny surface infected by the tiny bullet

and falls

to

the ground.

 

Thanks for reading my poem! My work today is inspired by a vocabulary word we were studying: “disinterested.” Disinterested means having no association with either side; unbiased or impartial. I thought about a judge in court, listening to both sides and only listening to the facts. When thinking about this scenario, it reminded me of an apple balanced on top of a head, the gun aimed towards it. The apple doesn’t waver and goes down with a fight.

 

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