Dedicated to Lisa Haneberg


They say that nothing rhymes with “orange.”


I submit the word “door hinge.”  The hinge of a door.


Orange.  Door hinge.


Is it cheating to use a compound word

to complete the rhyme?

I honestly don’t care.

Have you heard the rhymes

Bob Dylan comes up with?


I do not think I have ever seen

an orange door hinge.

I don’t think anyone has ever had

an orange door hinge.

Or else surely the misguided myth

that nothing rhymes with orange

could not have persisted this long.


Now we can anoint a true unrhyme-able word: