Oranges

minm01, Dating (2014)

Outside,
A few cars hissing past,
Fog hanging like old
Coats between the trees.
I took my girl’s hand
In mine for two blocks,
Then released it to let
Her unwrap the chocolate.
I peeled my orange
That was so bright against
The gray of December
That, from some distance,
Someone might have thought
I was making a fire in my hands.

–Gary Soto, Oranges (excerpt)
 

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds – “Fallin’ In Love”

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