simple is sometimes sugar
in six-carbon rings

but we are far more complex–
the bite of lemon on the tongue,
a kissing bitterness

only sweet in the remembering

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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18 Responses to

  1. TouchΓ©!!! Beautiful.

    (Oh, but depends though on who is remembering. Some of us remember the whole experience and relive it).

  2. unfetteredbs says:

    Ahhh yes.

  3. Alice Keys says:

    Your poem captures well the human tendency to recall the sweet and forget the bitter over time. This makes the “good old days” sweeter than they may have been at the time.

  4. molecular chemistry – there is no end to your string of muses

  5. nelle says:

    Lemon kiss, sweet in the remembering. Sometimes it works the other way, too.

  6. Oh Susan, get out of my closet!

  7. bitter-sweet memories

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