a lemon in your coke

bitter, tangy, bubbly, sweet

his eyes were light and he wiggles his feet.

who knew a fruit in bubbles dark

could confuse the tongue while you sit at the park?

all he knew was life is good

when you’re grandmother’s purse has popped its hood

you can not fret while your belly’s full

ask the heart of stuffed seagull

and as he smiled and thought his thoughts

he cared no more that his brother’d been caught

and sent to the pin where the tough boys go

because life is that way, and winds they blow . . .

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