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Corinne
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0 posted 11-19-1999 11:59 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne


Citrus

Reminiscent of citrus is he
Biting, pungent juice of lemon
Just as quickly transforms to be
Sweet as spring orange blossoms

On my tongue taste of liquid salt
A pearl hidden in each silvery slice
Jagged bitterness not of his fault
Pure, the way that nature designed

This tree is verdant, strong
Copious fruit yellow and plump
Bending with the wind for as long
As essence of being allows

Plucking ripe fruit, tearing the peel
He watches,silently waits
He is like this tree, but he is real
And he quenches my many thirsts

The clean scent of grapefruit lingers
Sustenance, such a simple fare
Juice upon my face and fingers
Sluiced away the pain, sated at last

I lay down beneath his shady cover
Looking at moving cloud pictures
His limbs reach out, a frantic lover
Sucking me deep within his roots

There are dark unearthly pleasures
We were not supposed uncover
Temptation: clandestine treasures
Here where the blood oranges grow

This love may not hold the key
The lime is still sweet and sour
In time love will fade away in me
But for now I am under his power


May 1999 Corinne Bailey
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Corrine, this is great.....I love the imagery.

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Geeze...another great one I missed!  

 Denise

 
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