Mandarin

Peel away the orange circle orange centre peel.

Slice a kidney bean orange in half, quarters, eight.

Juice pierces fingernail tip

pips promptly pop this vegetable no fruit.

The mandarin incision stains the juice of acid sizzle.

Citrus to drink plenty of water to eat.

Circling the centre orange piece of peel.

An orange circle centre peel.

*Inspired by poet Gertrude Stein.

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About Alana Mitchelson

Alana Mitchelson is a journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Follow her on Twitter at @AlanaMitchelson.

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