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“A Broken-Hearted Orange”, “Between Raindrops” and “Delaware”

by Elizabeth Rodriguez

A Broken Hearted Orange

The orange on the counter is no longer an orange,
It can no longer be used for its nutritious value,
For all I see is a sunset peeling atop the skyscrapers in the city.
It can no longer smell like fresh citrus,
For the sound of sweet jazz music fills the room.
The orange can no longer be just an orange,
Because of you—

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