An Orange

For DVerse Poetics, we are to use the inside and outside of a fruit as inspiration. Unexpectedly, I ended up writing something, and though it’s no masterpiece, I think it works.


Outside:
Sturdy, thick skin
Can be scraped to make zest,
Can get under sharp fingernails
Which peel

Open —
Citrus juice spills
Over hands which hold soft
Segmented flesh out, sweet and tart
To taste

14 thoughts on “An Orange

  1. The first, and possibly only, orange of the prompt! And it is so very orangey! I agree about the zest getting under your fingernails – it can stay with you all day! Those final lines are just delicious!

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  2. “under sharp fingernails
    Which peel

    Open —
    Citrus juice spills
    Over hands which hold soft
    Segmented flesh out, sweet and tart
    To taste”

    You nailed it.

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