I want to kiss you.

Via on Sep 26, 2011

Why do I long for another turn of time?

Why do I want the clock to go faster when my life depends on holding back the hands?

Why? I want to kiss you.

Kiss me with the hollow of your mouth, the indentation of desire. Kiss me with the pulled-apart open space, demolition of propriety, rebuilding of a place of worship among an upright people.

…My mouth on yours forms words I do not know.

~ Sappho, Winterson’s “Art and Lies”

Facebook is in talks with major corporate media about pulling their content into FB, leaving other sites to wither or pay up if we want to connect with you, our readers. Want to stay connected before the curtain drops?
Sign up for our curated, quality newsletters below.

Incorrect source, offensive, or found a typo? Email us (please put title in subject bar of email so we'll be able to fix). Or do you want to write for Elephant?
{Waylon H. Lewis C Enterprises 2015: Use Rights in perpetuity. Ownership remains with author.}

About elephant journal

elephant journal is dedicated to "bringing together those working (and playing) to create enlightened society." We're about anything that helps us to live a good life that's also good for others, and our planet. >>> Founded as a print magazine in 2002, we went national in 2005 and then (because mainstream magazine distribution is wildly inefficient from an eco-responsible point of view) transitioned online in 2009. >>> elephant's been named to 30 top new media lists, and was voted #1 in the US on twitter's Shorty Awards for #green content...two years running. >>> Get involved: > Subscribe to our free Best of the Week e-newsletter. > Follow us on Twitter Fan us on Facebook. > Write: send article or query. > Advertise. > Pay for what you read, help indie journalism survive and thrive. Questions? info elephantjournal com


4 Responses to “I want to kiss you.”

  1. I love this so much. I may break out my paints tomorrow & do it up right. What a perfect thing to read before going to sleep! Mwuah!

  2. […] escape route from awkward situations, my ticket to unlimited five minute breaks at work. Like the kiss of a passionate lover, they were the first thing my lips touched in the morning and the last thing […]

Leave a Reply