You are Tangerine

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Written for dVerse fruity prompt (2021-06-01)

You are hard

I know You pretend

You do what watermelon husk do

Defend against enemies

Never knowing those who only wish to savour You

Not sever You

From the lofty Garden where the Ultimate Gardener plant

You are soft

Your red-orange Lips betray

The twinkle in Your Eyes yearning synthesis

Though the Tongue may be afraid of the guarding Teeth

2021-06-02

Published by werticalhorizon

Pakistani, since "End of History". Master in (and of) International Relations. Writing in English and Urdu, since 2010.

30 thoughts on “You are Tangerine

  1. Excellent use of direct address in this poem and the portrayal of a vulnerable fruit defending itself against enemies. I especially love the lines:
    ‘Your red-orange Lips betray
    The twinkle in Your Eyes yearning synthesis
    Though the Tongue may be afraid of the guarding Teeth’.

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    1. Thanks for keen observation. By sever, the image of annihilation is invoked. The writer wishes to communicate that the fate of the fruit would not be one of obliteration, rather it would live forever with him in his bloodstream.

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