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Oranges

  • Susan Glickman

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Light you can eat!
and like all sweetness best leavened by a tang
of acid
 the pucker in the kiss
 mwah honey, you are so bad
it makes me feel good
 cereal is for kids
eggs for truckers
bacon for farmers
toast for grannies
 but oranges
are for lovers
 no matter how carefully you undress them
it’s always a bit messy
 their scent on your fingers
for hours afterwards

from “A Dictionary of Objects” copyright 2008

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