Blood Limes


blood limes
not exactly like
blood diamonds
for sure the blood

“Everybody gets something.”
– Robin Roberts

“I could have been a chicken tender.”
– Steven Colbert

way down in Old Mexico
stealing the crop
stealing the land
killing the lime farmers

preparing for the season
of gin
of tonic
of lime
do we really
need to go there
this 2014 season?

Yes, I still go mad-
only this morning I yelled
“God Damn!”
then my shoulders hunched
my head kinda ducked
even with nary a soul in the house
it was an embarrassment

does one ever
gain complete control
over testosterone-like reactions
(isn’t that where
peace lives?)