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The Art of Kissing


08.31.12 Posted in today's words by

Alan Britt’s most recent poem to appear here was The Kiss (October 2011). Alright, so kissing seems to be a big topic for Alan. What of it?

The Art of Kissing
By Alan Britt

Lips like mollusks.

Finger bones sifting Mayan ruins.

Hair in my mouth, hair on my eyelashes,
Atlantic undertow in your kiss.

But kisses’ whitegreen tongues
lash the tarred pilings
holding up this pier.

Lips like mollusks.

Finger bones sifting Mayan screens
through the ashes of skin on skin
launching mollusks into orbit.



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