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Greg Correll
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Founder, Chief of Deselopy (small packages); Editor (doesthismakesense.com)
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DECEMBER 14, 2011 3:13PM

kissing distance

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Weegee the Famous (Arthur Fellig), width=

At kissing distance 

we love attentive eyes 

the fold on the jaw near the ear 

the slope of a shoulder 

the velvet feel of a cheek 

 

we love as if breath and skin and beat

are one

 

age and color and plumbing

disappointment and grief and raw feeling

all that is wrong and worn and weary in us

flutters to nothing

 

we quicken

at kissing distance

 

 

 

~|~ 

Weegee the Famous (Arthur Fellig), "Movie Ecstasy - The Kiss," 1943

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Sublime....as the wonder of soft glances, looking into the eyes of your beloved...those sacred wells....
ahhh yes Greg so nice and so true r.
Ah, the work of the incomparable Weejee. And a nice piece of writing to go with it.
And that last hesitant, exhilarating moment before going in for the kiss.

I gotta go find my wife.
What a unique picture! Good poem too!
I love the word quicken for all of its myriad meanings.
there are two kisses in "we quicken". try it, whisper it
dos besos...the one at the beginning and the one at the end...
Beautiful. I know those sensations well.
Greg,

What lovely poetry!

XOXOXO
if you're as old as mr. forte and i, it's nice that things you're very close to are a little out of focus. snogging, as the brits say. top of the list.
"raw feeling..." yes! "Disappointment and grief" be gone!

Call the plumber!

And pucker up!
Wow...I Love this...
Beautiful...You know tulips are better than one!
You caught the feeling beautifully!