Oranges know of love…

Oranges know of love
They are a romantic fruit
They know the tingle of surprise
Have tasted the sweet ache of waiting
Also, the sourness of separation

They can smell the salt on our skin
When our bodies tangle in knots inconceivable
Can write reams of the unspeakable
Or the illicit
Also, brood over the shortness, the sameness
or the endlessness of loves all at once

Oranges understand love
in a way no other fruit can

From Lovers Like You and I— with Minakshi Thakur.
Illustration by Tanaya Vyas


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