Tag Archives: lips

First, Lasting

In the shrine that we build for first kisses, lies the furloughed still-warm lips of Childhood’s ghosts, forever puckering to seal love, airtight in its untold lore and claim to rose.

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Holy

Unbridled, the holy seethe, touching upon lips, to reinvent the kiss as barest gospel.

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Air

Cherish, the strayest fibers thinning mouth to prayer, airing lips this side of kiss.

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Seize

It is how the mouth plays chords the lips keep time to– Kiss, erring to seize.    

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Arc

It is the mouth birthing a blood-new kiss that begs gravity’s pardon and raises lips to an impossible arc.

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Kissing

She told me, and I quote: “As a pagan-gnostic-pop-mystic, my religion is kissing– the ground, stones, twigs, children’s nubby fingers, hems of clothing, mouths.” To prove her word devout, she kissed me on the lips, then deeper, and I received … Continue reading

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Sylvia

Petals shadowing the breadth of a poet’s curse– Sorrow’s sweet parting.

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Secret

How the secret falls, from bowed lips modeling noir– Night calls burn slowly.  

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