The astringent has it place. Often in demand. Squeezed on avocado or chicken. Or the combination.
The astringent in poetry? A leanness, leaning toward a bite. Not bitter. No sarcastic. A defined line
and minimal. And, yes, the color: no complaints, there, especially for those back East. Perhaps, cold is a subset of astringent?
A shout-out to Mrs. Green for another bag of beautiful, bold limes.