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11:00 PM
Heads bowed over grammar.
Two, corked and uncooled.
Ceiling fan, a poor chaperone. 

Distractions: dim clock, unset,
pulsing by his bed, unmade; 

her perfect mouth, closed and close;
the dorm room’s corners tighten
around coarse cologne
and lipgloss;

and eye contact –
there, the flash of  invitation –
a question – answers - study
in deviations –  such cocky dashes –  

11:32 PM
Kiss quickening, now
a, lick, so like
a comma, dipping down,
slicking, rules, dis,cover,ing
a few shy, exceptions, 
and the       textbook,
that sullen textbook,
floored in the dust,
forgotten as their Tees,
get, off, 

and that tongue, those nip-pulls, 

and, that tongue, that tongue, reaching,
for, velvet open, ings,
skin and, lace, damp, en, in,g,

They find freckles, 
so like ellipses upon pale thighs
and they long keep the Latin in English
hips meeting for 

a second cresting 

 (Lives later, 
one dreams of lost fragments
while the other recalls
sweet and salty clauses, a passing grade,
and that slow fan at last cooling them) 


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  1. Date: 9/11/2014 8:50:00 PM

    A chemistry textbook, hands on training for the biology of blooming hearts. "They long keep the Latin in English..." a fantastic education in passion and it's outcome Cyndi. I admire your improvisation with the word splits, very novel and effective. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 9/8/2014 5:23:00 PM

    Hmmm sensual,erotic and leaves one without a fullstop to imagination!!!!!!!!: )
  1. Date: 9/6/2014 1:23:00 PM

    SEXY!!!! Commas or not!!
  1. Date: 9/4/2014 11:50:00 PM

    Cyndi that's beautifully done my friend! Good gracious! Well penned!
  1. Date: 9/4/2014 10:57:00 PM

    OH...OH...OH!!!!! Cyndi! I am CONVINCED! Oh girl....that comma...had me....going! :) I understand. I see. I believe. Can I do it? I mean the punctuation game? I don't think so. You are the master! Guess what? This goes in my fav. Hats off to you. You ROCKED this. SO DELICIOUSLY SWEET! That was one study hour. My favorite part? they long keep the Latin in English hips meeting for second cresting! Also, the post script. I'm a believer now! Dis, cover, ing beauty in this!