Laura Davis




On Jaffa Street

The orange spins
from the doorway
the bright pitted sphere
on smooth dark stone

the puddle jumps

orange turns in on itself
tracing a narrow wake in the rain

before it can rest
the juice man counters
scoops it up in a loose armed arc.


Laura Davis travels and reads a lot. She currently lives in the Middle East and the people, landscape and stories of the places she visits inspire and shape her writing. @LaDaBel

Note: Jaffa St is a main road in central Jerusalem, named after the port of Jaffa – once a Palestinian town and now largely subsumed into Tel Aviv -which became famous for exporting oranges in the nineteenth century.

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