4.2
September 27, 2011

I want to kiss you.

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”

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