Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Orange Peel

One

Orange..
Ah, orange!
The boldest of the colors.

Two

Sadly,
One does not know
what rhymes with orange.

Three

Door hinge?

Four

The skin of an orange
laying on the table.
The skinned fruit
laying nearby.

Five

The lonely peel
looks on
as its brother is
devoured.

Six

Lost and confused.
Lonely orange peel.
Your fate was sealed.

Seven

You scream
(not that anyone hears you, of course)
as the human grabs you
gently in their palm.

Eight

You hear the
receptacle
before you
see it.

Nine

You can only stare up
At the alien face glaring
Down at you.

Ten

The hand
Slides
Out
From
Underneath you.

Eleven

You wish you had hands,
so you could reach out
and save yourself.

Twelve

With a soft pat
You land
On old
Paper towels
Soaked with apple juice

Thirteen

You are a lonely 
Orange peel
Laying at the bottom
Of a trash can.
Lonely…

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