Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden

Look At My Melons

It may be pouring with rain but it must be summer, because there's a glut of cheap and delicious fruit in the Sainsbury's Local up the road. My colleague Simon keeps buying melons at 99p, slicing them into chunks and sharing the excess among the office (while making innuendo-laden remarks, naturally). His generous behaviour reminds me of this rather nice poem:

The Orange

At lunchtime I bought a huge orange
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave -
They got quarters and I had a half.

And that orange it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park
This is peace and contentment. It’s new.

The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all my jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I’m glad I exist.

Wendy Cope
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