apples don’t need oranges

apples don’t need oranges
in the same bowl
even if they get along,
splendidly.
what are the chances
i may be more an
orange can commit,
if only you were more
than an apple i was
tempted with; would
you not come frolic
in the same bowl and
have you be ripened so
easily with my ethylene?
and if this is too pervasive,
might you not want to
come and unrind me,
call it even at the
end of the day? for
some say a kiss from
an apple is delightful.
won’t you with an orange
find it quite refreshing?

poem©mrg 5/19/16