When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
That’s what they say,
but what if you don’t like lemonade?
And even if you did,
maybe it turns out that when life handed you these
it also took with it the sweetener.
Lemonade made without sugar
makes your mouth hurt and
makes your eyes water.
they should say,
when life gives you lemons,
collect them in a bowl and then
paint them with watercolors or with words.
Depending on the lighting and the angle,
your creation will either convey hope
which will be beautiful
or will convey
This creating is healthier
you tell yourself
than what you desperately want to do
which is to grab hold of the
and hurl them with all your might
right back at life.
One thought on “Still-Life Lemons”
A good representation of grief. All the cliches come up short when I am sitting with my grief. I am grateful for your honesty dear one.