As Two Hewn

by Philip F De Pinto

when our love
confirmed to us
that she was blind indeed
we made funny faces in the dark
and removed our tongues from their sheating
to make certain she wasn't blowing
smoke up the juvenility of our calendars

we were young and love was not
and though she may have been blind
assured us her ears were not so handicapped
but were infinitely honed for heeding
and when she came within earshot
we were beside ourselves

as to what we could possibly relate to her
beyond the sighing and heavy breathing
and could not help but think
we lent no assistance in her progression
not a thought's inkling did we devote to her
but a mindless express of eyes marching
gazes ramming gazes - a rout of snouts

and apple blossomed cheeks and chins made weak with kissing
followed by faces lashed with handkerchief which commenced two
tongues already removed from their sheating
to dueling - the clash of which sparked and lit
all the orifices on our faces - to such illumination
we who were so in love and proving it on our divan
appeared in the dark as though two jack o' lanterns - hewn
to love's conflagration


Posted on 01/21/2013
Copyright © 2022 Philip F De Pinto

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/21/13 at 10:52 PM

Who could not love a "rout of snouts" and the palpable glow emanating from this burning candle of two wicks become one.

Posted by George Hoerner on 01/22/13 at 12:21 AM

Lovely, and people ask how it is that eating can become produce such sensual attitudes that as result the making of love is not far behind. As for the ears the sounds made during the process can also be quite seductive. You can be so licentious Philip and it always sounds like fun!

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