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"From one LIGHT come many colors." ~GJ Dürrschmidt

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Key West: The Cantankerous Citrus (A Poem)

Lenny the Key lime tree
is most always a prick;
insists I call him Leonard,
when being a dick.

He’s skinny and scrawny,
thorny and lean;
grotesquely anti-social,
he even looks mean.

“If you expect,” he says,
“to get some of these,
then prune me, water me;
I’ll give what I please.”

“Hey, come move me!
I need lots of light!”
the thorny bastard barks,
till I get it just right.

What the hell, Leonard?
Why always so dour?
“Duh, dumb ass. It’s how
I make the limes sour.”

~gj dürrschmidt

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