Orange Peel

Orange is the New Bleak 1 (3)

 

Orange Peel

While lunching on rice and beans
I became aware of
the orange on my table
its thingness
its facticity
its outer skin
both verb and noun
but not noun
until it is verbed.
so I verbed it
and discarded the noun
without tasting it
on the grounds
that I don’t find
its taste appealing
or, to paraphrase,
its taste
does not
appeal to me.

 

Bjorn’s prompt over at dverse is all about verbing nouns

17 thoughts on “Orange Peel

  1. kim881

    II enjoyed where verbing took you, Jim, and I agree with Glenn about the conversational tone. I love ‘thingness’ and ‘facticity’, and the lines:
    ‘so I verbed it
    and discarded the noun
    without tasting it
    on the grounds
    that I don’t find
    its taste appealing’.

    Like

    Reply

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