Friday, May 19, 2006

One January

For the past three days
my mouth has tasted
like I'd just licked
a tangy icicle
clear glacier
numbness spreading
from the root
of my tongue
melting into a
strange fresh taste
distilled from
a smell
of cotton sheets
dried outdoors
in early spring
sun and wind,
or water fallen from
a cleansing sky
dancing down my throat,
and I wonder
what
it means
what
it may bring.

2 comments:

_Soulless_ said...

Ingenious use of the five senses on this one. ^_^ It has a tingling effect on my own senses as I read this.

Such a treat. ^_^

coyote said...

I hadn't realized I'd incorporated them all until you pointed it out.... I learn, I learn.