Well Trained

The lemon tree extracts a price
             For every fruit
This is the stalemate our war has reached

Medieval architecture of thorns and spikes!
I (bend, duck, reach and cut—
Improve the soil, increase the water bill)

Emerge, carrying sunshine
In scratched and bleeding arms

1. Blood sacrifice
2. Retreat
3. Both of us heal

Respect for sour things
Grows year by year

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