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Ode to Tangerines

My mom came home
with a box
full of red-
orange bliss,
luring citric acid.
I peeled off
its delicate dress,
left it bare,
all skin exposed
to air.
Oh what a beauty
she was,
veins ranging in size
raging from the sides
of each little slice,
she was
an orange-
white delicacy,
a fiesta for
my taste buds.
I was afraid
to go beyond
with
the lovely mist,
not to offend the miss,
the watery fog-
an ocean of pleasure.
My impulse was greater
than
my mind
I split the tumor
in two, like a
scream I heard
the disconnection
of parts
two small,
too large clusters
of sour medicine
for my
unquenchable
craving.
I took it apart
slice by slice
the only size that
could fit
in my mouth.
She wasn’t
happy,
she was crying
with a squeeze,
she spat
in my eyes.
Burning, I took
a bite
couldn’t help but
smile.
As her
squeals vanished
into
silence
there was only one
thought
in my head
“oh, heavenly tangerine.”




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EdytD said...
Apr. 29, 2009 at 12:23 am:
I love it! Amazing imagery, great sense of flow... I love it! I've never heard anyone personify a fruit before, but you did it pretty nicely! :D

I'd love if you took a look at my poetry; thanks! :D
 
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Ruthey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 7:13 pm:
I LOOOOVE IT :) :) :)
it makes me so happy!
its amazingly simple and just, well, great!!
well done!
 
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pinar said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:34 pm:
beautiful!
 
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aysetravels said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm:
this poem warmed my heart.Amazing
 
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hello said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 11:42 am:
Derencim,
I ENJOY THIS POEM EVERY TIME i READ IT.CONGURADULATIONS!!!
 
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TheOwlDownstairs said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 3:05 am:
Very nice!
How do i vote for it again?
-your neighbor :)
 
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