Tagged: tongue

our tongues

perhaps we are all

perhaps we are all
waiting for our favorite
candy to fall from

the sky, and when placed on our
tongue, can at last provide release
.
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january is

january is
gumdrops for which our tongues haven’t
picked out the flavors
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: gumdrops

the year of the dog

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
.
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perhaps words are our

perhaps words are our
very first
spices, nestled
on our tongues
like lost and
found
treasures, waiting
to stir
one another’s
pots of
thoughts and
lived experiences,
make little
explosions,
calm unnerved
nerves
.
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when the heart breaks,

when the heart breaks,
the body, unbeknownst
to the host,
disconnects, one, two,
maybe several
organs at a time. it
is how on day seven,
the outer shell awakes
first and recognizes
pain along the circuitry,
the stomach reacts,
two-thirds liver-less,
the spinal cord lets
go a bouquet of
nerves, and the
tongue is speechless,
numb to the touch
.
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the tongue you do not

the tongue you do not
choose to use loses
elasticity, fumbles
its phonetic alphabet,
but remains resilient,
bobbing across
brainwaves,
suspending
memories as bait
.
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on the anniversary

on the anniversary
of our various
fevers, we tip
a hat to the
source, click our
tongues three
times, if only
to return
.
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let mornings be held