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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Kiss

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Practicing with her reflection
in the bedroom mirror
What if the lips don't align or the
head tilt is incorrect?
She studies the angles, features, dimensions
Such easy nonchalance takes much rehearsal
A flip of chestnut hair
a carefree laugh
and then
hold the gaze just long enough to let him
know
She leans in with lips
slightly parted
slightly quivering
Crashes into reality and
herself
in the hard, cold glass.

12 comments:

Morning said...

love your imaginations,well done.

Christine said...

flirting with a mirror, love it

Ann LeFlore said...

This is such a great poem and I love the kiss in the mirror. My entry this week is http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/08/29/the-one-and-only-kiss/

Dave King said...

This is a very clever take on the prompt. I'm impressed.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

LOL! Everybody's been there.

Kissing is best practiced with a real person.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! Love it!
If anybody says they've never done this, I'm calling BS! (except me maybe)
Really good...

Bryan M. White said...

If you really tried to do that, then your reflection would unhinge its jaw and devour your entire head. That's just simple science.

twinkly sparkles said...

This was touching and sad to me, but beautiful. Thanks, twinkly

Buddah Moskowitz said...

So well done - I was there. - Mosk

Buddah Moskowitz said...
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The Cello Strings said...

this is brilliant.

:)

Buddah Moskowitz said...

You're on virtualpoetryreading.com - you sound great! (please let me know if I got your name wrong)

Much gratitude - Moskowitz