By: Samantha Hughes

They say

When life gives you lemons

Make lemonade

I say

When life gives you lemons

Cut them in halves

And eat them


I say

Do not wait for them

to sweeten

Eat them sour

and bitter

With your fist


your eyes


a lemon juice

dripping down

your forearm


A version of this post originally appeared in “Tenacity” The Teller October 2019 Issue #7

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