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Every time I wash a piece of fruit

I peel the little sticker off

And stick it on the top of my tap.

When I was young my mother would remove them each morning.

When I got older, my girlfriends would do the same.

It would annoy every woman I loved and some I still do.

But each time I picked a fruit from the fridge

I would add one more sticker to the tap.

I always wanted a tap full of stickers.

A collage of tiny shapes with pictures of fruit on them.

Every evening I would stick one on, and for a moment, I would imagine what it would be like to have a collider scope of colors.

Yet each morning I would see only a clean steel tap. Robbed of any color. Void of any life.


*Featured Art – This hand painted oil on canvas is by artist Leonid Afremov and is called “Loneliness of Autumn”. Leonid Afremov is a Russian–Israeli modern impressionistic artist who works mainly with a palette knife and oils. Find more of his works, including this one, on his website.