mouth on mine

Standard

When the mouth is but a funhouse or a hydrant. And we otherwise want to spend our days reading poetry.

Your mouth on mine
Hilde Domin

Your mouth on mine.
I lose all outline.
Thousands of tiny blossoms
unfurl
all over my body.

You kissed me tenderly
and went.

Dry shame like a fire
is red
on my belly and breasts.

Original

Dein Mund auf meinem.
Ich verlor allen Umriß.
Tausend kleine Blüten
öffneten ihre Kelche
auf meinem Körper.

Du küßtest mich zärtlich
und gingst.

Trockene Scham wie ein Feuer
stand rot mir
auf Bauch und Brüsten.

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