An Orange Note: The Sweetshop

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
American 1834 – 1903
An Orange Note : The Sweet­shop
1884
Oil on panel
Freer Gallery of Art | Washington, United States

An Orange Note: The Sweetshop

O sugar, you spoil my appetite
I’m a hungry human being
I swallowed that treat in one whole bite
like a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on a waffle cone
I shouldn’t be given sweets under any circumstance
I like it very much
our bodies are more sensitive than you think
you stay in your pink hula hoop and I’ll stay in mine
~ Stacy Sweeney