I plucked all the cherries…

I plucked all the cherries
Chance would allow,
Take them, and welcome—
I’m done with them now.

Done with the ladder
And done with the tree,
Take them, and welcome—
They’re no use to me.

Done with the getting of
What I could get,
Take it, and welcome—
Try not to forget

To pluck all the cherries
Chance will allow,
Take them, and welcome—
I’m done with them now.

Mandalay, Mustique August 8, 2006