Saturday, October 6, 2012

Portrait of a Sweet Orange

Citrus sinensis: the Sweet Orange,
not to be confused with the Citrus aurantium:

a bitter fruit.
Oranges are a vital source of Vitamin C.

The orange blossom is white.
Fallen blossoms are dried and used to make tea.

In the produce section of the grocery store
I watched a child sitting in a cart reach over the metal bars
and pick up a large orange. He held it in his hand
and then he bit it.

Apples are apples and oranges are oranges.
Nothing rhymes with orange.

The Sweet Orange does not occur in the wild.

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