Lemons and Limes

Lemons and Limes

Lemons and Limes

are plucky trumpets crowing in the fog.

Lemons and Limes are

fierce tonics, slathering my tongue and throat

cold juice, refreshing acid

Lemons and Limes

cut out, eat out, burn out

the bad.

Lemons and Limes freshen up the party

feel like little-kid belly flops–stinging

feel like hot tears against a dry tundra

Lemons and Limes

are distracting, sour fireworks

pop! pop! pop!

like squeezing bloated balloons too tightly

Lemons and Limes are my candy

are my pick-me-ups

grotesque, puckered, smarting lips

high-five my teary eyes and

comfort my screaming tongue

Lemons and Limes–

it all taste so sweet.

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