eating orange in oaxaca
have you ever noticed how a tangerine hovers in its own skin
in its shell
connected by webs
holding it up delicately, feeding its inner self?
why does this have to be dark?
"so dark, you're so dark"
when we eat we are left spitting
& then it spits and stains my pants
making anxious loud.
i play with fruit beds from my window frame
tip toe onto the balcony worried it'll crumble
may i meet the builder, tap, my toes ask
but i watch the the fruit beds
looking up to the trees
to the bats that circle by me watching me tremble
if only i could ask them to catch me when this building crumbles
when i fall into the sewer and bubble up and over the drain into the fruit beds