sharing limbs, high up in the fruit tree, they both occupied in an unreachable space.
Wide hipped they were a delectable sight and all the hungry children down below would cry, "Oh, what a lovely pair," as they plucked the lesser nourished and devoured them with fervor. Life was sweet rainwater and nutrients from the trunk that costumed them in yellow dimpled satin.
Neither understood the gravity of their situation till a sudden windstorm rattled their heavenly place.
He chose to go first promising he'd soften the blow and then he let go.
She fell seconds later and landed on his bruised thigh, and wound up by his side.
Like a still life they lay dappled
in the sun life stilled.
Two days later
a stray dog gobbled them both and ran off.
nature took it's course and the huge pears
were nothing more then seeds planted
in the midst of canine fertilizer.
Years passed and then......
Obesity struck them early as they hung together sharing limbs............