Teaching You  

RedheadedMedStd 35F
1734 posts
8/21/2006 9:33 am

Last Read:
8/22/2006 7:12 pm

Teaching You

I could teach you about the way a line can break
your heart if the music is soft enough
to hear the rain outside
and the wine is warm
all the way to your fingertips.

Or, if your heart is already weak I could
take a more gentle approach
than love, something like lust, rough
in just the right places.

I could burn in your head
the difference red lipstick made
to our mothers, a few beers
to our fathers. The way flesh
aches and cries and reaches out
for clawed embrace.

Or, I could teach you about innocence,
about stones skipping across glass
lakes that yawned in the October sunsets.

I could teach you about the power of spit
when a little boy watches baseball
on his father’s lap with a stiff unwilling
new glove dwarfing his delicate hand.

I could help you remember
the singe of skinned knees,
picking gravel out with tweezers,
the blinding peroxide remedies
that almost enlightened.

I could teach you the sky
had its own way of dancing
the slowest dance to the softest blues.

I could, if you let me, teach you
how one kiss could save the world
from loneliness

(Sent to me via email)


PrincessKarma 44F
6188 posts
8/21/2006 10:28 am

You're here!


Welcome home!


The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

badbadbrad 39M

8/21/2006 11:12 am

Red is back, the world is right again!

I came, I conquered, I came again

T_A_B_75 43M

8/21/2006 3:41 pm

Love the poem, it gave me shivers.

frangipanigal 46F
10406 posts
8/21/2006 5:02 pm

Welcome back Sweetie,

Email me an update on what I've miss out on OK?

Frangi x

maverick1255 52M
3953 posts
8/21/2006 5:13 pm

OMG!!!! Red, welcome BACK!!! We really missed ya sweety!!!


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