Sunday, October 12, 2008

When I Kissed You

When I Kissed You

I thought I knew soft.
Knew what it was. How my cereal
Gets when milk stays too long. How
Earth becomes mud. Or decisions
Falter. How the stock market collapses.

Things we thought solid, evaporate.

But then --
No. Before that.
Your eyes.

There is no calamity your gaze
Does not correct.
Your intention, harden.

As I lean towards you, do not move away.
This is meant to put a platform under me.

When I kissed you on the lips
Several newspapers stopped their clatter.

© Ciprianowords Inc. 2008

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