Hoa Nguyen

she steals lemons from the neighbor's
tree heavy with lemons she steals
other words for her flailing
the parts apart the fruits 
rinding thicker zest 
she's unimpressed by them they're free
but she can't take it for granted fire
embellished stories of lust or gold
she wants to know which flashes 
that smile for smuggler
sure and spangling speeches