Clinging to Tomorrow

via Daily Prompt: Cling

You don’t eat an orange by shoving the
Whole thing in your mouth.
You eat it section by section,
Savoring the juicy orange-ness
Of each bite, letting the snap and dribble
Transport you
To a sunny Florida grove,
Away from the cold, gray, slushy winter
While the heat whistles and pops,
Fogging up the windows
Of your tiny New York apartment
Creating a drawing board for palm trees
And sunny beaches.
And you wait, and dream, for tomorrow
When you’ll finally take a bite out of life
And try to swallow it whole
Instead of enjoying this moment, this slice,
Of crystalline snow flakes bejewelling the window
Calling you outside now to catch
Them, one by one, on your tongue.

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