Ode to Orange

The sweetness of carrot halva, Aphrodite’s nectar,

The tangy tangerine, puckering the edges of my jaw

The luscious ripe persimmon slathered upon my chin

While watching a fiery sunset.


Magnificent mangos

Jellybean carnelians

Iridescent opals

The creamy papaya

Cool cantaloupe quenching my thirst on a scorching hot day.


Lest we forget the animal kingdom

The lion’s mane suitable for the King of the Jungle

The glorious tiger adorned in stripes,

Goldfish, starfish, even octopus aglow underwater.

Crab claws protecting its territory,

The sly fox, marmalade kitten,

The transformative Monarch butterfly

And who could forget the Weasley clan?


What about the wild bird of paradise

The destructive force of the beautiful forest fire ablaze in all her glory?

So uniquely beautiful, it stands alone, unable to rhyme.

Both cool and hot, wet and dry, succulent and tart.

Plant, animal, sea creature stone.

An enigma with a tough skin and juicy interior.

Self defining


About Kat Alessi

Twinkling Pixie Fairy. Cat herder. Believer in bliss, magic, grace and earthbound angels. Katalyst for change and transformation. Singer of random songs, sometime even on key. Able to talk, cook and eat food for hours.
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