Showing posts with label Orange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orange. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

My Orange Tree


The image of my son, sunning, eyes closed,

stretched out on a lounge chair,

orange peel piled up on his chest,


mimosas in crystal, fresh-squeezed in a cup,

sweet slices with buttered bread for lunch,


with bright mini globes

smiling from the green dark

and white petal fragrance

bolder than whispering


the names of things we love.



© 2023 Jennifer Wagner


dVerse: What colour is hope?

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

(Hiking) Arizona


Photo © 2023 Jennifer Wagner

My second favorite color

is explosive

and luscious.


I don’t know if I like

the dirt it leaves

on my shoes.

I’m torn.


It means I’ve walked

through it

and lived to tell


but the chili powder heat

is a hell

all its own.


Hesperidium marmalade,

sandstone, cider, spice

against a spotty blue leopard sky.




My palms turn sepia from the reach,

and though the beauty is a beast,


I know it was always meant

to be a part of me,


like a blazing sun,

like love,



my skin sings

even while it burns.



© 2023 Jennifer Wagner


Photo © 2023 Jennifer Wagner