Lemons: A Poem (National Lemonade Day)

Today, May 3rd, is National Lemonade Day. Besides sipping on the ice cold, sweet, and tangy beverage, what better way to honor the day than with a poem? Fresh out of National Poetry Writing Month, my mind and pencil still feel invested in poetry. So, here is a poem about lemons and lemonade and all of the flavors, textures, and bold colors of the fruit.


My eyes daydream
Of how yellow
The sunsets stream,
And how sparkling
Groves become
Beneath starlit
Skies.

I wonder what it’s like in
Lemon Grove, California.

Green leaves flutter
Lemons plunk against grassy spots
Then cutting boards,
Silver slicing through
Tart and tang.

I wonder what it’s like in
Lemon Township, Ohio.

Sugar spins,
Ice cubes clink.
Tongues pucker
And lips crinkle.
Tastebuds
Wail and roar.

I wonder what it’s like in
Lemon Bluff, Florida.

My eyes daydream
Like they are a million
Plump suns.

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