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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Two Kisses



I.
The softest brush
Of lip against lip
Sends me spinning,
Weak-kneed and dizzy,
Further into his arms.

II.
His kiss splashed
Across my lips
Like acid,
Scarring
My heart
With yet another
Mark of his anger.

16 comments:

Heaven said...

Nice contrasts of kisses...good take on the prompt ~

Margaret said...

Yes, two completely different kisses... you know when I read the first one, I initially read Farther as Father (I was quite shocked for a moment! :)

Margaret said...

Should it perhaps say further?

Mary Mansfield said...

Thanks for catching that, Margaret. Got it fixed :)

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Interesting form of balance. Happy TT. -J

Carrie Burtt said...

Two different kisses indeed....great writing Mary! :-)

Helen said...

Talk about extremes ... I will have a bit of number one please. Loved this.

Brian Miller said...

nice contrast in this for sure...i want a whole lot more of the first...smiles.

Doctor FTSE said...

I like the use you made of contrast here. Very forceful second stanza.

Kris said...

OUCH!

Lucy Westenra said...

Two well constructed and contrasted views of a kiss.

Jinksy said...

A kiss not to be missed..lol

Mrsupole said...

Oh how both kisses work so well. I want to go attack hubby and get kissed both ways and then again and again. One can never have too many kisses. And I agree what a great take on balance, I like this type of balance.

Thanks so much for playing in this weeks Theme Thursday, I hope you will surprise us with such a thrill next week.

God bless.

Christine said...

kisses can be that way, nice write

Summer Rain said...

hot lips there,
wow.
some kisses simply burn.

my heart's love songs on wordpress said...

amazing how such dissonant results come from basically the same action; just that slight difference in pressure ~

soft brush of lips elicits desire
~
lips pressed hard speak of anger

a really wonderful juxtaposition making the differences all the more striking.

and each verse so well written. brava, Mary!

thank you for linking to Poetry Jam!

dani ♥
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