Sunday, September 27, 2009

Salt Persons


The saline content of rainy-day skins:
I could have licked you all over
and then some

Salt-licks and salted wounds
I was growing more confident with every flavor
I managed to scrape off your skin
with the prickled belly of my tongue

I believed I could absorb your being
as I salivated and your taste committed
itself to the insides of my mouth

Could you really take shape, though
in the muggy constrictions of my tracts
where I could tuck you away
and let you surface
as I walk away in rain?

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