Your Mouth

by Nikki Benson

I’d tell you that I
Like the way you move your mouth
But I don’t want to taint its innocence

I’d tell you that I
Like your mouth when you're being polite
But I don’t want to taint its innocence

I’m sure that you
Would like the complement from me
But your awareness might take it away and it’s not worth it

So I’ll just hold inside
Try not to look too hard
And enjoy every moment of your mouth I get


Posted on 04/29/2005
Copyright © 2021 Nikki Benson

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Rula Shin on 05/03/05 at 10:02 PM

Yes, innocence is hard to come by, and its very recognition might taint its presence, one becomes less innocent when one becomes self absorbed and compliments do make one self aware. How right you are...I think this could use some work on the flow and spelling but the idea behind it is very meaningful. Nicely done :-)

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/15/05 at 11:28 AM

Nicely captures the fear of how a comment could change a relationship; sometimes for worse, though other times for better. It's called a leap of faith.

Posted by Julie Adams on 05/18/06 at 10:56 PM

what a sweet piece...playful and pure...lovely, peace, *jewels*

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