i bought an orange
, but it was a grapefruit
i don't like grapefruit and the bitterness
is still clinging to my tongue
i bought it last night, it was a big orange, it developed
in my mind, anticipation. it would be a tasty orange,
but it was a grapefruit. opening it just now
the bitterness, a surprise. i tried eating it, tried to close my
eyes and pretend that it tasted like the orange that i had
i am not bitter, only my tongue is bitter. my beautiful orange now
sits in the bottom of the wastebasket.
i will remember this orange more than i remember most.