Pagosa Springs Artists

Lemon (V2)

brightly citron,
electric like the sun,
blossom-fragrant invitation
repelling acidly at first taste,
cut edge a dripping starburst
of wet, outflung pulpy rays
punishing a tongued query,
membranous, diaphanous,
glowing, opaque, golden,
the essence of forbidden
fruit, abandoned dream,
until paired in elegant
simplicity with warm
cup or cool glass
of daystopping


first published in Poetic License

also published in Highland Park Poetry Chapbook

©2011 Bonnie Manion


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