Laura Davis

 

 

 

On Jaffa Street

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

the puddle jumps

orange turns in on itself
rolls
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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