Ode to Grapefruit

O, Noble Sphere of Lustrous Yellow,

Sparking Thoughts both mild and Mellow

of tangy taste and dizzy haste

to stuff my face and wipe the trace

of juice that squirted up my nose;

Of all the citrus fruits serene,

Orange, Lime, and Tangerine,

the One to Beat (O Noble Fellow)

Is the One that's Large and Yellow.

RMC July 1992, erroneously attributed then to E. Fruitbat of the Texas Grapefruit Growers' Association.

A comment by Dorryce Smelts