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peach gospel in the cellar

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peach gospel in the cellar


  in an old cellar mason jars
 full of canned sunsets line
  the shelves.

   ripened years ago. 

 they have names like
 sylvia's famous peach
  halves.

 each has a piece of paper
 with a bible verse written on it.   


   one day a slim figured girl will
 ask her grandmother to try some.

she will reach for the jar of john 15:1

" i am the true vine and my
 father is the vinedresser."

 snap and the lid will come off.

 with a warm smile the sweetness
 of a parable will be turned
 into a crisp cobbler. 


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