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An English Hug is like a French Kiss

January 17, 2010
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Under the station sign

(that identifies so precisely

our place) we’ll say goodbyes

like confidantes as we part

our ways

and as our shoulders rub

(in that last moment before

we turn to walk) there will be

no kiss

but an old-fashioned hug

(which will be our final word)

like divers we will inhale

the embrace (under the sign

that pinpoints where we are

right now) we shall grasp

our solitary selves

as we both turn to go

no kiss will pass

our sullied mouths

(no sexual spark shall we impart)

for I know that in such an embrace

you would use your lips

and I my heart.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. burslemisbohemia permalink
    February 8, 2010 23:03

    “like divers we shall inhale the embrace”

    now there’s an image – no, a feeling – that will remain with me as i fall asleep*, and the kind of visceral description i find enviable!

    *in a wholesome, inspiring sense, that is…

    • April 5, 2010 18:46

      Thanks for your comment, and sorry to have taken so long to approve it! Rest assured I have had a stern word with myself and will endeavor to do better. 🙂

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