I Am

I Am

A Poem by Alira

WARNING: References to death, well, kinda. A little exercise I did in my playwriting 101 class; it isn’t exactly too much of a mystery what I’m writing about, but I thought it was neat anyway.

I Am
By Alira Cohen

I am round and orange and, well, not so bright anymore. I was torn away from my brothers … it was so long ago, I can’t remember how long, but they looked just like me, almost. I’m feeling scared that a human will soon undress me of my skin and consume my flesh, but it hasn’t happened yet. I hate it when humans hide me in strange places. I want to go home, but where is home now? If you only knew how much I wish I could sprout wings of my own. I can bounce; I fit comfortably in a human’s hand; I’m always rolling off the table.

© 2022 Alira

TS might not be Frost or Eliot but combined with Nix they made music. Perhaps another colab?...
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this is wonderful, enjoyable read

Posted 3 Months Ago


3 Months Ago

Lol, thanks!
A fun write. Thank you for the smile! I'll probably feel guilty now, the next time I eat an orange!

Posted 6 Months Ago


6 Months Ago

lol, thank you! Luckily for him, that particular orange remains uneaten to this day. He’s somewher.. read more
true fact on you have written the poew i like it :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


7 Months Ago

Thank you!
I only have one idea of what this could be about... is it about an orange? Round and orange.... peeling of its skin... rolling off the table... um i could be wrong 😅. Still it was a nice piece!

Posted 7 Months Ago

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J. A. Law

7 Months Ago

"Always rolling off the table." Lol

7 Months Ago

I remember being so annoyed about how it was rolling and I was like “why not add it” lmao 😂

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Added on April 21, 2022
Last Updated on April 21, 2022
Tags: orange, fruit, personification, fear, character



Hello, my name is Alira. I am a young writer who is majoring in creative writing at SUNY Purchase; I write anything from poems, to short stories, to scripts, to novel chapters (I’m currently wor.. more..