i was once a child
because i love my parents

it was once summer
because i am eating an orange

i watch one movie after another
because i will be a filmmaker

i am a mathematician
because i once wanted to be one

was i ever once what i was?

i write one poem after another
because every orange is sour

a great force of evil descends
and i pet it nostalgically

i discover in this song
that i once loved someone

i must one day give up eating oranges
because there is constant loss

because there is constant loss
i am one poem after another