Such Zest – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Breakfast without orange juice is like a day without sunshine.” Anita Bryant

Such Zest

The carnal pleasure of 
oily citrus rind sits before me
and glistens in my eye,
breathes into my nose,
combs my tongue with such
zest as to make me crave its
juice at once, to quench at
once the day's dusted throat
of mine crying out for that 
conundrum of sugar and acid
that awakens.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under Free Verse, passion, poem, quote

28 responses to “Such Zest – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It certainly is a full mouth taste – well described.

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  2. ” Salty Sweet ” ,” Salivating “,
    ” Lovely Poem ”
    ” Brilliant Poet “

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  3. I’ve read your poem, and I want an orange. Right now!

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  4. I can taste it now…Yum!

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  5. After reading your poem I am glad I have an orange in the kitchen.😊

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  6. I’m with you there, Sir!

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  7. Luckily, I do have some miniature tangerines handy! Paul, don’t underestimate the suggestibility of your readers! OJ sounds yum! ❤

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  9. I love a sweet, juicy orange!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. makes me almost like oj Paul. I’m a peel girl. 🤷‍♀️

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  11. Charis Counselling

    You made my mouth water in response to this poem – left longing for an organ



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