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i marvel at the human dependency of a kiss.
the word kiss sends a tremble down my curve-laden spine,
like each letter of that wicked word were placed
in perfect alignment, like a panel of sweet-toothed stars,
to melt in my mouth. k-i-s-s. the word becomes
drawn out, reveled, tasted.
if there were ever a word for the sensory, it was Kiss.
the most animalistic of all the displays of affection,
a mesh curtain of lips, teeth awkwardly pressed to tongue-in-cheek formality.
tactless.
yet, endlessly, us bleeding romantic-types are dying for a snog.
making out, in essence, brings meaning to our solitary existence.
like catnip, your lips, lazy hands upon my hips.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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beautifulworld said...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 1:34 pm
It is funny that such a simple word can mean so much. That it can evoke such feeling. You captured it really well. Keep up the good work!!
 
sparkofheart said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm
i loved the description and imagery it was so amazing! definitely one of my favorites on the site; i put it on my favorite's page! check out some of my work too please :)
 
chrischris said...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm
this is good. like a monologue, a string of thought. very nice.
 
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