local_library Marmalade

by Robert James Berry

Published in Issue No. 212 ~ January, 2015

We have no national dish

to regale tables.

I like marmalade

stickier than sex

more charged than chocolate.

Orange peel is sublime

citrus zest around our mouths

only a fool would undervalue

the seduction of raw sugar

jar of absolute joy

big taste for the soul.

account_box More About

Robert James Berry lives and writes in Dunedin, New Zealand. His work has been published widely. His ninth collection 'Toffee Apples' is out now from Ginninderra Press, Adelaide, Australia.