Friday, September 09, 2022

The Best of the Lemon


Once you have used up the zest of the lemon

what do you do with the rest of the lemon?


The stock market’s falling, you lost all your gelt

so the best you can do is invest in lemons.


If that doesn’t work out, bellow against your fate!

Cry like the cockatoo with the crest of lemon.


Go dancing in canary-yellow with a bright grren tie

and tell everyone you’re dressed as a lemon.


Climb down from a tree clutching an egg,

a gold ovoid stolen from a nest of lemons.


A pale moon rises in a smoky sky

one coin escaped from a treasure-chest of lemons.


When God gives you lemons, you can make lemonade

or else write an ode that’s addressed to a lemon.


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