Today's poem is by Jill Anderson
I like to think that you knew,
when you stenciled the aphorism
onto your boat, laughing, that those
who wield it have to remember:
you need more than lemons
to make lemonade.
Even the staunchest puritan
isn't going to drink straight lemon juice
unredeemed by a touch of sweetness
and the fluid embrace of water.
Copyright © 2005 Jill Anderson All rights reserved
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