In my hand an orchard lies asleep.
It lies enveloped in its pod,
as it awaits its rebirth at the call of spring.
It holds the secret of creation, a secret whispered for hundreds of generations.
I place the seeds in soil, in a land that has given birth to endless species.
Adjacent to the land sits a concrete jungle of tall buildings and apartments.
Each day I await for the sun,
to spring from the seeds a mini forest
standing tall and gracefully,
cultivating an abundance of fruit, enough to feed a village.
I watch as the fruit covered branches cast a picturesque view against the sunset sky,
providing harmony to its concrete surroundings.
There’s nothing more beautiful than gifting life to the lifeless.
A self-taught creative based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently a senior at Temple University studying Engineering with a goal to become a published book author and educator. Chi-Chi’s passion is inspiring through creative storytelling.