1. The first taste of lemon
  2. is one of disgust
  3. recoil
  4. mistrust
  5. We shut our eyes, as if that lessens the pucker.
  6. But then we dilute it,
  7. sweeten it,
  8. pour it over ice, and
  9. sell it for a dollar and become a summer memory for passersby.
  10. Then we find it in creaminess,
  11. iciness,
  12. deliciousness.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent queer journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news articles, focusing on politics and labour.

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