This one started out with a different idea
It was really big, broad and fat
Like the Universe as we know it.
So I narrowed it down to something
A little more focused and small,
About how to eat an orange.
An orange is a round citrus fruit
Chock full of vitamins and minerals
Encased in a bitter leather shell.
Biting into an orange like an apple
Isn’t a very wise thing to do,
Even if this works for apples.
But if this is how you want to do it
And if this is all that you know,
Then stop reading this and bite down.
Don’t come complaining to me when
Your apple approach doesn’t work;
It was all your choice in the first place.
You can try commanding the orange
To peal itself, but that’s not how actual
Oranges work in the known Universe.
Technology can help get the bitter
Leather skin off-a knife can get it
Started, or it can cut you deeply.
Food processors are not recommended
By anyone really, and sure enough
Someone will probably try this.
A natural method involves fingernails
Or teeth to make the first penetration
Of a citrus fruit covered in bitter leather.
It is messy, but the natural method
Has a lot of history for citrus eaters
Should you feel strongly about that.
Well, this started out big, broad and fat,
About as vast as the known Universe
And ended up the size of an orange.