"Lomes" by Tytiana Williams: http://mandala.uga.edu/issues/8/lomes.php
It is amazing how children see the world. Imagine tasting the sourness of a lemon for the first time. Of course, it’s difficult to unimagine a lemon, sending it back so far into the depths of one’s mind that it hardly exists anymore. But that’s what third grader, Tytiana Williams’ poem, “Lomes,” does. As we read the poem we feel as though we are experiencing a lemon for the first time, again. We don’t necessarily forget the lemon, but calling a lemon by a different name certainly helps us to re-imagine it. Sometimes it’s a great thing to re-imagine. It helps to appreciate what we have, and possibly come up with new insights, or perhaps old ones, with the refreshing twist.