Tagged: tongue

when we were water,

when we were water,
we didn’t have tongues to hold
back the words, trading

secrets effortlessly, with
abundance approaching drowning
.
20170806:1105
y

there is often a

there is often a
semblance of control
until there is
not even that –
your tongue
taking a lap or
two around the
race tracks before
placing a wager
.
20170422:2255
y

forgoing sushi

forgoing sushi
on a tuesday morning
so that we could wrap
ourselves more
tightly around
each other is a
choice we can
make, again and
again. we can
call it
sushi tuesday,
and maybe once
in awhile, we
will make it out
there, seaweed
and rice, wrapped
around tongue,
wrapped around
rice and seaweed, so
deliciously simple
.
20170217:0856
y

and so it seems

and so it seems
a kiss can undo
the completeness
of the world, a tongue
can lap at the latitudes
and longitudes that
secure our bearings.
i am trying not to be
irretrievable,
swallowed
by an infinity
mirrored moment
.
20170122:1715
y

because it always

because it always
kills me a little to
say it kills me a little, i
keep the words
back, allow other
words to hold
pep rallies in the
auditorium of
my mouth, take out
banner ads across
the sides of my
tongue, wait for
a clear day, pack
an extra change
of clothes, order a
down south grilled
cheese and tomato
with a sprinkle of
cajun seasoning as
fall back
before
taking the leap
and asking you to
forget
that i’ve said
anything at all
.
20170116:2355
y

give me your

give me your
tongue
and stick out
your tongue
are two
different commands
for the same action.
context adds or
takes away pleasure,
the mind shuttles back
and forth to rewrite
the code, create
diversions
.
20170105:0511
y

it’s not appropriate

it’s not appropriate
to say i thought of you
at the dentist’s office
today. it is appropriate
to say i held my tongue
.
20170105:0003
y