"The Orange" by Wendy Cope

The Orange
By Wendy Cope

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 the jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over. 
I love you. I'm glad I exist. 

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