Diary of a Hopeful Starving Student

This is a place for hope.

V Peracchio

V Peracchio
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
August 03
I am delightful company!
Once upon a time this writer was a reporter/photographer and columnist for a large weekly newspaper in New York City, worked at the Center for Publishing at N.Y.U., worked at Kirkus for one whirlwind semester and eventually was an editor at Scholastic. After two very eventful years on cable television in New York City, this writer was voted off the island. Today this writer is a student and soon-to-be published author (all fingers and toes are crossed) living in reduced circumstances. She is ever hopeful and even though her stomach may rumble from time to time, she is usually somewhat reasonably well fed. Most importantly this writer is a recovering or former New Yorker, (recovering seems more apt), who is quite happily transplanted elsewhere. She blooms where she is planted. ************************ You can contact me at diaryofahopefulstarvingstudent@ gmail.com


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JANUARY 20, 2013 3:45PM


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Going beyond the rind
Biting into the pericarp
Tearing off a piece with my teeth
Chewing the pith while exhaling
Tasting the powerful flavor
Sweet then tangy
Sometimes both all at once
Biting off another piece
Feeling my lips tingling
Relishing it all
Peeling away with my fingers
Saving the rind for last
Dividing the carpels
Biting into the flesh in segments
One after another
Until all that is left
Is what most discard
Not knowing its value
But it is to be savored
This is where to find the zest

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