Peaches and plums

Great is the discontent 

Of the man who demands 

That a different fruit grow 

On the trees of his life.

It may be that he desires 

A better quality fruit,

For which he must ensure 

A rich soil and conducive moisture,

But for a plum tree to produce peaches?

Being exasperated that the plums 

Are too smoothly textured 

Too fleshly and too sweet-

This is a recipe for continual disappointment

Not born out of inadequate circumstance,

For the fruit is perfectly able to nourish,

But born out of failure to appreciate 

The seasons and the fruit therein. 

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