An amazing and beautiful story weaved on lemon drops. It's so unique. Even these little lemon drops, as a subject, can give life to a love that is true and enduring. It was easy to see that the girl readily accepted the treat when she was a child, but in the ending stanza she asked lemon drop kid why he always have a lemon drop handy...as if a lemon drop would help her. Clearly as we grow, we tend to lessen the value of the things that have made us happy as children.
I am so glad this is nominated. Great work here, Mark!
P.S. I had hepatitis before and I am forced to eat lots of lemon drops. Your write reminded me of those days. :-)