how to peel an orange

I watch you
peeling an orange –
how your fingertips
graze the
dimpled surface,
thumbs caress
the skin around,
brush across,
the slightly protruding

Nails biting
into the flesh
firmly before
you slide under
the edges,

peeling off
its outer layers, soon
scattered without care
across the table.

Each segment,
a finger slipped
into the crevice between,
stroked apart
until the orange
is in pieces before you.

Your artist hands
must feel
my kindred hunger-
press against my lip, open,
feed me.

Sweet juices fill
my mouth – I chew even the
bitter seed, savoring all
’til the end.


21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 08:31:47

    Extremely sensuous….amazing how such a banal act has been turned so romantic 🙂


  2. brudberg
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 10:02:31

    Very sensual. Well done 🙂


  3. dandeliongirl01
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 11:55:22

    I think I need a cold shower now 😉 very sensual.


  4. warmginger
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 16:48:58

    I’ve just eaten an orange – it was the last one or I’d be rushiing downstairs for another right now.
    Then again, a crumpled old date has just returned from a weekend camping in the desert… 😉


    • Whimsy Mimsy
      Dec 09, 2012 @ 17:02:17

      🙂 so dates this morning it is…LOL wonder how to make eating a date sound enjoyable… 🙂


      • warmginger
        Dec 09, 2012 @ 17:11:47

        Well, sticking strictly to dates, the fresh ones here are like nothing I’ve tasted before. They have the same thin sweet crust, but some have started to turn tacky and caramelly (sp?), while others are still soft, but crunchy and juicy at the same time.
        Remind me to Fedex you some next April/May as I know I’d get that gift back ten-fold in your poetry!


  5. Whimsy Mimsy
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 17:15:05

    🙂 They sound wonderful! I’ve only had them out of a box, and they are much closer to prunes…it sounds like both in taste and in affect. LOL However, I’m sure your camping date is yummy as well – although perhaps after a good shower!


  6. Edward Hotspur
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 18:15:26

    I love how you can make anything sound sensuous and romantic.


  7. johnnycrabcakes
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 02:47:23

    Wow! You really are an incredible observer. wonder-full descriptive work. the mundane become mythic!
    Hmmm, mud, TP and old shoes…challenge accepted….but it may take me a while…


    • Whimsy Mimsy
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 03:25:04

      Lol if I’d have thought someone was going to take that seriously I’d have made it much harder. :). Ok. Ill think on it as well. 🙂 let me know when you get it! I’m sure it will be fantastic. Any other joiners?


  8. johnnycrabcakes
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 05:51:35

    I swear I was only taking you HALF seriously! ;-0
    I’m almost done…


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  10. LizzieCracked
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 04:09:14

    wow.. it’s really warm here.. kinda,,hot actually.


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    Dec 25, 2012 @ 05:50:54

    I arrived expecting something else entirely, but this was great anyway. Well put together stuff.


  13. skin Bleaching
    Dec 29, 2012 @ 00:23:47

    I love what you guys are up too. This type of clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve added you guys to my own blogroll.


  14. ajaytao2010
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 12:37:42

    Your poems are extremely erotic, even more erotic than a porn video, so sensual,
    a got a feeling of orgasm, but suddenly the U turn towards beauty is exceptional.
    you are absolutely wonderful a writer who stimulates feelings


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