The tree is old and scraggly, and only produces a couple of inedible apples each year.
Still, it hovers over the driveway as it has for the past 40 years or so, getting more gnarled and ugly with each passing year.
This year, one of the apples dropped onto the driveway, where it was squashed flat by my car.
Into a disturbing and yet somehow intriguing heart!
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