You always complain
about the quality of oranges.
They might be too soft, too hard, too ripe, too seedy.

Many of us can not recall
the last good orange we have eaten
because we did not notice it.

The truth is
everyone just wants
one good orange.

The world is filled

with orangeless people
while you get to choose
the best one.

“The Orange Poem”
A poem by Derek Levine.
Published in 2016 by the Citrus Arts Collective. All rights reserved.