The Orange by Wendy Cope

One of my favorite poems.
  1. At lunchtime I bought a huge orange—
  2. The sight of it made us all laugh.
  3. I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave—
  4. They got quarters and I got a half.
  5. And that orange, it made me so happy,
  6. As ordinary things often do
  7. Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park.
  8. This is peace and contentment. It's new.
  9. The rest of the day was quite easy.
  10. I did all the jobs on my list
  11. And enjoyed them and had some time over.
  12. I love you. I'm glad I exist.