Thursday 14 June 2018


"Oranges are expensive all around this year."

When the fruit seller said this,
I quietly accepted his price.

No, I am not so naive
That I wasn't infected
By a glimmer of suspicion.

But my apprehension about being duped was negligible
When faced with the fear

Of losing my ability to trust.  

First published in Madness Muse Press, 11 Jun 2018.

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