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

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kiss Kiss

one of our dogs, Puck
Like a pink party blower
uncoiled in a puff of warm air
his tongue escapes its cage
of little white barbs
Unfurling against my face
it rubs my skin
again
and
again
until wet becomes
a fine sandpaper
A dog's kiss
pure sloppy guileless

and The Poetry Pantry #76 at Poets United

12 comments:

ayala said...

Those kisses so good...love the picture of Puck :)

Brian Miller said...

ha...yes pups have a particular way of kissing..my cat does too...she crawls up my chest and chews on my beard...nice verse...

i have saved many a turtle in my day as well...smiles.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Unconditional love! Can't beat that.

Fireblossom said...

Puck! You're so cuuute!

I love doggy kisses. I even get them from a couple of the dogs on my route. :-)

Pat Hatt said...

yeah it is rather sloppy but usually just to quench the need to be given attention and sure beats drool..haha...beautiful dog too.

Doria said...

Hi, Im new to your blog. Likes this poem, I hate dog kisses though. lolz :)

Christine said...

a cat person myself, but I can, appreciate this, sandpaper kisses and all

Margaret said...

A dog kiss... Wet and sloppy. And sincere. You will never be kissed with such vigor. I know. I have three. One looks a lot like yours.

Claudia said...

haha...dogs love with all their heart and their tongue...smiles...brought back some memories to the dog i had when i was a teenager..

pspacer11 said...

Yeah, I love dogs too. Sadly due to circumstances, I am without a dog these days, but reading this bought me some happy memories I just had to smile at.

darev2005 said...

Our little dog DJ doesn't do kisses. She just uses her nose like a battering ram or a baseball bat. And usually in places you don't want it or least expect it.

Honk!!!

Caty said...

aww, so sweet!! Love my dogs (and my cat too!)