first kiss by jadamthwaite

4 Apr

Her laughter broke the silence
like a glass bauble.
He swept it into a pile on the desk
and counted the pieces as she ghosted

behind the shelving with a book.
The phone bill, the essay, the clattering
of wet beads outside the library
all halted like stopwatches in her eyes:

chestnut sparrows’ caps
and crunchy leaves; hot fudge,
brazil nuts and rabbits.
She smiled suddenly –

– awkwardly – and he
caught the pieces of his silence
in both hands; blew them
between the shelves in a kiss.

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3 Responses to “first kiss by jadamthwaite”

  1. ingrid April 4, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    beautiful.

  2. jmforceton April 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    Muted metaphor
    subtle elegance
    shattered bauble
    turned to dust

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