Wendy Cope

October 2013

The Orange, by Wendy Cope

At lunchtime I bought a huge orange
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave-
They got quarters and I had half.

And that orange made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately.  The shopping.  A walk in the park
This is peace and contentment.  It’s new.

The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all my jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you.  I’m glad I exist.


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