Monday, May 18, 2009

Citric Acid

What arguments of pain can withstand

The mere sight of a lemon-tree in the afternoon

Which represents, I've been told,

The love (towards whom, I was not informed)

Of the Virgin Mary? Why

This should be so, I do not know,

Though at times I have felt love flood

The mouth with a gill-gilding tartness,

And I remember me the hard yellow love

Buzzing between unripe virgins--

Lemons were also known to

Cancel poison ingested

From eating off ornate

Silver platters.

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