The consequence of kisses
The LGBT Poet Laureate has the perfect poem for International Kissing Day
Kisses can have consequences.
Even those secret, snatched ones
In the back of someone's car, or cupboard.
That no-one else saw.
Kisses do in fact count.
Including those wet, half biting ones
That fill your mouth with saliva…
That you’d rather forget.
Or the ones with someone's
Girlfriend, wife, or maiden aunt.
Whilst drunk, and alone,
And provoked, at a party.
Kisses can have consequences,
Even if you have to wait 10 years,
To reap the reward
Of their success or failure.
Sometimes there's no respite,
From the jaw aching
Gut and heart wrenching
Memory of them.
No amount of concentration
Self control, denial or willpower,
Diminishes the ramification
Of that particular kiss.
Kisses can bury down, deep
Into your subconscious.
Nestle in the marrow of your bones,
Become more you, than you are.
Kisses can be poetry of breath.
Ambrosia of the Gods.
Better than sex, or the start
Of the best sex you have ever had!
Kisses can have Consequences.
Find out what LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson is up to at lgbtpoetlaureate.org.uk.
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