Ciaran Carson, 4 July 2013
after Francis PongeOrange
As for the sponge, so for the orange: the aspiration to regain face after being wrung into expression. However, the sponge
succeeds always, the orange never, segments burst, its inner being squeezed to mush. Only the peel springs, albeit flabbily and slowly, back into shape;
and yes, the consequential amber juice is fragrant, cool and sweet, but then too often comes...