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The kiss

The kiss

A Poem by vinny ciambriello

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The kiss

I am not kiss-ready
My experiences remain limited
my mouth serving
a wide variety
of purposes,
it easily does without kissing
often rubbing its halves together
one upon the other
in a kind of frottage
The tongue comes into play
offering a wetter approach
it's all very complete
without having to share them
out there
In a world of lips
lips of all kinds
some lacerated
some fever blistered
others smeared in foodstuffs
cold, bubbly drinks
waxy lip color
or else shaped to form words
Endless streams of them
Without rest
Years and years of motion
Without going anywhere
yet venturing into darker places
places where the deodorizing
seldom reach
those nether regions of hot desire
all this
coming at me
unaware, so unaware!
My lips are thrown into a panic
'Go elsewhere, not here', they beg
'Leave us alone,
to the dry airs
the sweep of inhalation
But no
lips everywhere
when a simple hello
would have done fine.
Long after, despairing,
buzzing with otherness
they try to get the feel back
their feel
It is a long convalescence
I sooth them as i can
talk to them
I shall abstain, i say
Turn a cheek to the would-be
And time passes
And the promise is kept
And they are happy
as they chatter between themselves
And i listen
I can only listen
As the world continues its madness
out there
without them

© 2011 vinny ciambriello

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Excellent work. I like your style of verse.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I agree with jayfray. Very simple, but very well written.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I think this has much depth of meaning that can be easily missed by a quick read of this piece. The last 4 lines say so much. So many people flap theirs about and fail to take it all in and really take the time to listen. Just because some don't use theirs incessantly and rashly, does not mean they are not taking it all in, and actually listening. You learn much more by listening than by talking, isn't that so? ;-)

Posted 7 Years Ago

I know I always say this, but interesting. I haven't read anything like this before. Its neat, but... Strange, not in a bad way, though. I like it. As I like your work.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I like this it's kind of simple, but says a lot good work!

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on January 25, 2011
Last Updated on January 25, 2011


vinny ciambriello
vinny ciambriello

Brooklyn, NY

I'm moody. When I'm onto a good thing with a story, my mood lifts and I'm having fun. it takes several sit-downs to finish a story. About me, I'm a Brooklyn, NY guy. I have the attitude of the .. more..


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