City of Lemons
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karissa_in_ink *poet, human, over-thinker*
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Love isn’t always easy; sometimes, you walk through the city of lemons... 🍋🌧

Hello, there! I’d love to hear your thoughts on my poem!
xoxoxo,
Karissa

City of Lemons

I was almost certain

if you challenged my answer to the question

"can they hear our heartbeats a mile away",

I'd have won the bet that they could.

Our souls were bouncing

off the walls of our rib cages,

cattywampus, but creative.

We were sugar cubes and espresso,

adrenaline and aspiration.

The long walks didn't wear us out,

not at first.

Now, our love walks through a city of lemons

with its mouth closed because it knows

that even though something looks like joy,

there's much more behind a yellow rind smile;

even sunshine only shows you the first

part of a day, leaves you in the dark

without answers.

Our love walks through

a city of lemons with its mouth closed

for fear of ripening to bitterness. We were not concocted from acidic cynicism; we are not native to this place.

Our love walks

through a city of lemons and I know

it just can't wait to get home.

I can't wait to get home,

home, sweet home.

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