“My Lemon Tree” by Vicki Batkin

My lemon tree has grown
Six are now oval
Perfect shades of green

I open my front door
Every time
A glorious smell
Wide-spreading branches
Allow my lemons to grow

It is bearing fruit
Rich fruit
Ripe fruit
Tart fruit
Succulent fruit

I can’t wait
To wrap my hands
Around their thick skin
Smell the fragrant oils
Squeeze out juices
From my light yellow

And, reload my fuckin’ life

Vicki Batkin

© 2011


  1. lkthayer · October 10, 2011

    Vicki, I for one love your lemon tree themes, you are a great kick ass writer & poet, all I can say is make lemonade!! 🙂

  2. Alexis Rhone Fancher · October 11, 2011

    Ha! Great ending!

  3. Julie · October 11, 2011

    Love lemons, your tree, you…

    Miss you like crazy in class. Come back to us soon.


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