Dorothy has an orange tree in her back yard
Ripe and ready last week
The tree groans and shrugs under the weight of full, ripe, juice-running-down-fingers oranges pulling nutrients from within her aged spine of a trunk
A giving tree.
Loving our neighbors means sharing our oranges
Because when we have an abundance of fruit, why let it go sour in our back yards?
Dorothy loves her neighbors
Dorothy is a sweet orange
And her sweetness extends beyond the last morsel of citrus – there is always more, and next year the tree will be full again
Sharing the sweetness of our gifts is not a rotten pursuit