“The Cherry Pit”

“The Cherry Pit” by Bonnie Wehle begins:

It must have been in November when she swallowed it,
opting for the cherry pie as a respite
from the pumpkin on every dessert tray of the season.

That winter she sensed tendrils
beginning to connect her to life again,
felt more rooted than she had for she didn’t know how long.

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