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It’s Harvest Time

September 12, 2012
Tom Baideme - September 2010 , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Sit inside on harvest eve

Trying to turn my life around

From sitting in the park all day

To working on the juice all night

You can tell it's harvest time

As you see the trucks all day

Flatbeds carrying a load of totes

Head for the factory with a load of grapes

There the tow motorer takes each box

From trailer to the dumping bins

To pour out the contents from within

As they auger through the bottom pipe

Through the stemmer to heave them out

As all the rest get pumped inside

To fill a stainless tank inside

What seems to be the eyes of grapes and skins

As each set of tank gets filled

To be tested and treated these eye-full tanks

There to massive mean gorillas

Waiting to squeeze their lifeblood out

Then it's loaded and comes to me

Where I add my paper touch

To the purple wonder in my tanks

To vacuum out the juice to be sent to storage tanks



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