today i would like to ask you
(please) not to say the word
orange'. other fruits
and colours are acceptable,
just not orange.
use peach or nectarine,

either will do.
and when i say ,
you will know what i really
mean, because apricot is

to you
too. and when i peel my snack
and you ask what i am
eating and i say, an
apple, we will both
look down
and know that it is

an orange. but
(please) don't tell.
nothing is orange today
because too much of everything

is orange today.