Learning to Spell Intimacy

I don’t consider myself a poet, though I’ve written quite a stack of the stuff over the years.

Sometimes it just seems the best way to express the feelings that touch you the deepest. Anyway, felt like sharing:

Learning to Spell Intimacy

When we meet

we tease each other

with words dripping

and sliding,

tumbling to one another.

Plucking at those words

with nerve-raw fingers

we weave stories

which, naked,

we read to each other,

the punctuation an indrawn

breath, a pregnant,

poignant pause.

While tracing for each other

the outlines of our verbal

anatomy,

we find ourselves multi-syllabic

and breathless between

the lines.

Drifting in the velvet glow

of our wordy, willing

seduction,

we are trying on

each other’s stories,

creating layers of meaning

and learning to spell

intimacy.

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About Kate Genet

I'm a writer, storyteller and an exerciser of a very stretchy mind. I believe in curiosity, wonder and teaching my mind to do back flips.

Posted on March 4, 2012, in Writing Journal and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Sweet, delicate, and enticing, Ms Genet! Ain’t words grand?

  2. kate,
    i love this
    i stole this
    i wish i wrote this
    but i didn’t
    so…
    i’m glad you did and
    i’m glad i got to read it and
    i hope you don’t mind any of this

  3. WOW. can say little else. just WOW.

  4. Very nicely done, Kate. I wish for you to find the happiness of your wildest dreams of the future.

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