3.24.2011

big blue marble

   she takes
cyan marbles
        on her blood lips
   rolling 

     in her mouth
             lolling 

        on her tongue
   glossy clickings
glass on enamel

        i may faint

     fingers

  to her mouth
          one inside
      to retrieve
          one
          two
      three cyan marbles

      cyan marbles
   crunching in her palm
          as her blood lips
                search for mine.

23 comments:

  1. yea. she is so foxy that
    it hurts me in special ways...
    girl crush!

    ReplyDelete
  2. girl crush?
    why not just
    crush

    ReplyDelete
  3. am i the only one thinking "oh god! choking hazard!"?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Girl crushes
    Are cuter
    Than regular crushes.
    Have we not already discussed
    This?
    Sheesh.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I just don't know how you can understand anyone talking with marbles in their mouth.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Well, how could they, with all those cyan marbles lolling around?

    And don't they get in the way of other things one can do with the mouth? ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. No, no, I'm with Ian. I totally thought you were going to faint with fear of choking.

    ReplyDelete
  8. no sense of adventure, the lot of you.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hey! I take exception to that!

    ReplyDelete
  10. this is the weirdest discussion ever.
    people? isnt it about how one would touch a marble with one's tongue? that way you would do that would be way sexual?

    ReplyDelete
  11. I thought the marbles were just a metaphor - you know how poets roll.

    ReplyDelete
  12. yep. like marbles apparently...

    ReplyDelete
  13. I had marbles once, you know.

    Then I lost them.

    What were we talking about again?

    ReplyDelete
  14. never mind, sugar. here, have another bite of applesauce.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Mmmm. You are delicious, my dear. So incredibly delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  16. can you come out to play? ;)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Anytime you like. You know where to find me.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm strictly going with literal marbles here - and thinking about plunging my finger into my daughters mouth to go after a penny - This poem takes me there. I can feel the marbles. I can also feel myself throwing them out the window.
    Fantastic visuals!

    ReplyDelete
  19. yikes, the whole choking thing is such a nightmare.
    this is more like a dream!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for sharing your thoughts!