by Don Two
The flavor of cooperation.
|There was a time when Lem and Lime
would argue every day;
when Lem would say the sky was blue,
Lime argued it was gray.
And if Lime said the Earth was round
when shooting Lem a stare,
Lem simply countered that the Earth
was shaped more like a pear.
Their intention was contention--
for years that’s how it went;
sometimes they’d meet out in the street,
but friendliness was rent.
Once Lime told Lem the color green
was made for everyone;
Lem disagreed, and said it was
the yellow of the sun.
When people noticed both of them
they realized there’d be a mix
of squabble in the air.
But then one day both Lem and Lime
shook hands and slowed their haste;
they had a drink to give and take,
and both enjoyed the taste.