Door County Writes: ‘Lemon Drops’

by Cindy Crebbin

Elegant glass pitcher holds cold
water as sugar sifts
downward and is stirred.
Deep yellow lemon,
like the color of forsythia,
sliced into thin pieces, 
rind and translucent fruit:
spokes of wheels in sunlight,
gleam as jewels.
A work of art — homemade lemonade. 

I sit and gaze at the transparent 
pitcher as I slowly sip
the taste of cool lemon drops.

Cindy Crebbin lives in Muskego and spends a week in Door County, “on the quieter side,” each summer. She has an MFA in poetry from Converse College in South Carolina.