"My poem, 'After Apple Picking' literally represents someone in an apple orchard picking apples."
"After I finish picking all the apples, I talk about how it is now nighttime, and I am very tired from picking apples."
"As a metaphor, the nighttime and winter sleep represents death, and how I feel that my life was good."
"The apple picking represents my life, while the apples I picked represent my achievements. As the apples in the tree show the goals I had not completed."
"In my poem, I show the difference between life and death, or the difference between the two feelings, rather. Life is filled with your goals, your plans, your needs and wants, while death is relaxing, or at least it is to me.
"You would think my poem would be sad and ominous since I am talking about death, but actually the poem is about being content with my life and me accepting death."