Lemonade stand

Our first summer in Dallas

In mid-afternoon heat

We had a lemonade stand

 

Put up signs

Squeezed lemons

Made sugar syrup

Followed a recipe

The lemonade was just right.

 

We sat on the lawn

Sweated

Wondered where all the people were.

If a lemonade stand wouldn’t work

In this heat

With our signs by busy roads

(and free ice water!)

What hope was there?

 

We sweated.

The little boys were bright boiled pink

Collectively we acquired 40 new mosquito bites

Most of them on sweet Lenora

 

Finally two women from down the street

Walked over with their little dog

They bought lemonade with quarters

They stayed to chat

They let the little boys feed sticks to their dog.

 

They were so nice

We were able to write the whole thing off

As a success.

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