A sour, bitter taste that wells up sharply
under your tongue and leaves you salivating,
Enough to make your eyes water.
But citrus cool in a coke or G&T
Cartwheels of tartness dropped in.
Lemon sorbet, sweet but refreshing
Cleaning the palette of unwanted taste.
Yet a juice, enhancing flavour,
Acid tangy extra, piquant with fish.
Zest adding texture and sharpness to sweetness
In lemon drizzle cake; scrumptious.
Sharp tanginess in morning tea;
a yellow, lemon-fresh scent.
A flavorful fruit; awaiting your passion.