A Chinese grocery store The fruits & vegetables counter There we met
Astonished was the way she looked at me Standing there ignoring everyone
‘Hello, I am Lemon.’ ‘John Lemon?’ She laughed adorably
She took me home. ‘Am I the first lemon you ever met?’ ‘Nope. But you are the cutest lemon I have ever met’.
‘Yeah, brightly yellow and freshly firm. I am’. She kissed me and said ‘bye’ Into refrigerator, my overnight
‘Good morning Lemon’. I woke up. Into wash basin, she gave me a bath. Last thing I saw, a sharp knife in her hand. I was cut to slices A brokenhearted lemon I was Into a cup of her hot tea. She added ginger and honey Looking at me with runny nose She sipped me then sneezed ‘Ah tshih… ‘ ‘Ah tshih…’ ‘Ah tshih…’
When I was still a little kid My mom used to tell me “My child, do not get too close to an adult man” I asked her ‘why’? And she replied “Because there is a monster hiding inside them.”
When I grew up as a teenager Once again, my mom reminded me “My dear girl, do not get too close to the boys nor the adult man” Again I protested her “but why?” And she replied to me with a glare “Because they can turn to a monster anytime!”
As I became an adolescent girl my mom said “Please, do not rush to choose a man for your life, okay” “But mom…” and she interrupted “Because you may have ended up choosing a monster instead, dear”
Today, I am a grown-up woman Still, my mom said “Please ensure that you live well with the man you have chosen” I said “mom, okay. I heard it”, and she insisted again “Yes, you should my dear. And please make sure that he will never turn into a monster to hurt you and your children, I beg you.”
“Okay, mom. Okay. It’s noted. I will do.” I promised my mom.