Life's Lemons

Life gives us lemons,
size and tartness, life’s fruit vary,
some used for lemonade,
some so sweet, the result a square,
Remaining… fruit bestowed once squares of past consumed

New Lemons arrive
crates of fruit set before us,
staring into yellow shapes with pain filled eyes,
all in close proximity to minds disposal,
yellow wisps whirling down,
mechanical sound a gracious melody,
echos in the deep sink of life,
weight is lifted through the sweet, soothing sound

Surely this is the answer

Disposal,
yellow fading, site less menacing
mind begins to calm,
mouths corners angle toward the heavens

Surely this is the answer

A knock at life’s door,
a gift of despair,
yellow as far as the soul can see,

Acceptance resisted to no avail,
despair now in the hands,
looked upon with utter defeat,
shoulders slouch,
shallow breath ,
eyes close upon swelling pools

New eyes open

Glancing down into yellow filled hands,
mouths slight angle returns,
walking as yellow dilemma is peeled,
permafrost garden of the past before us,
earth is broken,
seeds fall between anxious fingers,
eyes wide with content,
sun above,
watching harvest grow into squares of future,
Life gives us lemons.

Life's Lemons

mellpoirier

Joined January 2008

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This poem was inspired by life’s irony.

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