LEMON SHERBET

 

LEMON SHERBET

My Dad’s boots were big and heavy,
Black bright with coal dust,
Clogged up on the leather laces,
Solid in the cleats of the soles
He walked on.

Threepence,’ he said, ‘to anyone
Who will clean them.’
There were no takers.

Until I got to thinking
About a crinkly paper bag
Full of lemon sherbets,
Fizzing on my tongue.

©2020 Gwen Grant

5 thoughts on “LEMON SHERBET

  1. So glad you liked the poem. We always had to tot up one thing against another! Sherbet lemons seem to have
    been very popular!
    Gwen.

    Liked by 1 person

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