Saturday, 29 March 2008

When A Man Hasn't Been Kissed

When I haven't been kissed in a long time,
I walk behind well-dressed women
on cold, December mornings and shovel
the steamy exhalations pluming from their lips
down my throat with both hands, hoping
a single molecule will cling to my lungs.




When I haven't been kissed in a long time,
I sneak into the ladies room of a fancy restaurant,
dig into the trashcan for a napkin
where a woman checked her lipstick,
then go home, light candles, put on Barry White,
and press the napkin all over my body.




When I haven't been kissed in a long time,
I start thinking leeches are the most romantic
creatures, cause all they want to do is kiss.
If only someone invented a kinder, gentler leech,
I'd paint it bright pink and pretend
Winona Ryder's lips crawled off her face,
up my thigh, and were sucking on my swollen




bicep. When I haven't been kissed
in a long time, I create civil disturbances,
then insult the cops who show up,
till one of them grabs me by the collar
and hurls me up against the squad car,
so I can remember, at least for a moment,
what it's like to be touched.


Jeffrey McDaniel

11 comments:

fathorse said...

OK, so maybe now I'm beginning to feel not so bad about flaking out on you on saturday....

(near miss, if you ask me :P)

Dash said...

:-)

Gordie said...

Tch, horse - I shared something poignant and beautiful, and you had to cheapen it.

The smashing babies' heads post was my special treat for you, not this one.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

kissing is very much overrated, if you ask me

and as for kissing someone who is an excellent kisser. . . best avoided

I, still, ♥ the views said...

(altho, obviously, by then, if you've found that out, it's too late to back track)

Gordie said...

I was really moved by the image of walking behind well-dressed women and trying to breathe the same air as them. That said something.

After that, he gets a bit mad and desperate, but still witty. I liked the reference to Winona Ryder (whatever happened to her?)

fathorse said...

Didn't she steal loadsa things and get put away for it? Are you into bad woe-men gordie?

I, still, ♥ the views said...

presumably she went off and had babies. . .

did you read about the other brunette (daughter of the guy who was in Love Story - can't recall her name, married some butch man and then left him; or did she marry a tennis player? I'm too confused)(think she was in Ghost, the one that posed naked whilst pregnant) and leeches?

I, still, ♥ the views said...

(I'm surprised that the label on this one isn't celibate)(but perhaps you're not!!)(x)

Gordie said...

No, horse is right. She was caught shoplifting, and disgraced. And now I have made a fool of myself over a bad woman...

Gordie said...

I,LTV It's more "celebrate" than "celibate" for me. I am a happy soul, in my own way