How to Kiss a Girl.

“Kiss me,” she said.

He’d do it, he thought, but not just in the usual way, because her mouth inspired him to kiss her in the way some people make love.

He kissed her like a hummingbird kisses the early morning dew. He kissed her like the ocean kisses a long forgotten shore. He kissed her like the moonlight kisses the dark forest floor.

He kissed her in the lonely places, where she kept abandoned dreams.

He kissed her in the angry places, where life had taken its toll. He kissed her where she’d splintered and cracked and fallen weeping to the floor.

He kissed her softly to the sanguine beat of her jaggedly broken heart. He kissed her with a wicked heat, setting her on fire. He kissed her slowly. He kissed her hard.

He brought forth the moans that rarely left her mouth. He kissed her, leaving spaces where she needed to draw breath. He kissed her where the embers of her soul fire burned.

Awakened to her needs, he kissed her into safety.

To kiss a girl, one must leave expectations behind and find her mouth uncharted and wild. To kiss a girl one must find softness within oneself, then taking that softness to her, feed her the nectar of ecstasy—one drop at a time. To kiss a girl one must offer their darkness without apology and, joining hers, leave her lips bruised with passion.

 To kiss a girl one must know that surrender for her means something brave. It is filled with vulnerability.

To kiss a girl is to know where seasons go, where life ebbs and flows, where the birds migrate when the sun no longer warms the land.

To kiss a girl is to know all things.

© Monika Carless @ How to Kiss a Girl. | elephant journal

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2 comments

  1. Dear Ms. Carless…

    It is not just written beautifully…. rather a piece of art in words.
    Each word just found its right place… Comprised of genuine masterstrokes.

    I am sorry for the following… But it was just begging to be re-written… and I just couldn’t stop myself…. Feel free to delete my comment, if I overstepped…

    Please consider it a tribute to Your wonderful piece….

    I hope You find it in your heart to forgive my craziness…. And please rest assured, I will not post it anywhere else…

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    If I were to kiss You…
    I would not do it the usual way…
    Because your mouth inspires me
    to kiss You in the way some people make love.

    I would kiss You
    like a hummingbird kisses the early morning dew.

    I would kiss You
    like the ocean kisses a long forgotten shore.

    I would kiss You
    like the moonlight kisses the dark forest floor.

    I would kiss You
    in all your lonely places,
    where You keep abandoned dreams.

    I would kiss You
    In all Your angry places,
    where life has taken its toll.

    I would kiss You
    where You’d splintered and cracked and fallen weeping to the floor.

    I would kiss You
    softly to the sanguine beat
    of Your jaggedly broken heart.

    I would kiss You
    with a wicked heat,
    setting You on fire.

    I would kiss You
    Bringing forth the moans
    that rarely leaves Your mouth.

    I would kiss You
    leaving spaces where
    You needed to draw breath.

    I would kiss You
    where the embers
    of Your soul fire burn.

    I would kiss You slowly,
    I would kiss You hard,
    awaken all Your needs,
    And make you feel safe.

    I would kiss You
    With no expectations…
    Your mouth uncharted and wild.

    I would kiss You
    finding softness within myself,
    then taking that softness to You.

    I would kiss You
    feeding You the nectar of ecstasy
    One drop at a time.

    I would kiss You
    Accepting Your darkness without apology.

    I would kiss You
    joining my lips to Your’s,
    Leaving Your lips bruised with passion.

    I would kiss You
    And surrender to You
    filled with vulnerability.
    Because that means to truly be brave.

    I would kiss You
    To find out and know
    where seasons go,
    where life ebbs and flows,
    where the birds migrate when the sun no longer warms the land.

    I would kiss You
    And know all I ever wanted to know…
    And experience all I ever wanted to experience…
    And lived a life I would ever wanna live..!!!

    #WithMySincerestApologies..!!

    • Maureen, thank you for your kind words and enthusiasm. I appreciate your love of words! But yes, please do not re-post your revised version of my poem as it is copyrighted by elephant journal. xo

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