MORNING BREATH

MORNING BREATH
Devlin De La Chapa

Somewhere
within the dawn
of this morning
our faces
are faced
and the still
of our
morning’s breath
dew
tangle with
the scent of
stale beer
and
smoldered cigarettes,
tangle with
the scent of
spent Tequila
and
smoke remnants,
our parched lips
eventually touch
innocent, at first
yet hesitant to open
and expel
the harsh embarrassment
of uncleansed breath
our lips
simultaneously depart
and take flight,
the after film
on our eager tongues
then massage away
love’s hangover
of yesterday
before the shots
before the smokes
before the drinks
before the introductions
before strangers in a bar
who woke
in the previous dawn
single and alone
harboring
the beauty
the envy
of crisp virgin breath:
“Goodmorning, love,
I’m glad we met.”

©2012 This work is the property of the author.

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Posted on June 25, 2012, in Devlin De La Chapa, POETRY and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I thought this was the perfect introduction to the week. Read Devlin’s other poem on MM by clicking the link:
    https://misfitsmiscellany.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/stupid-drunk-love/

  2. Awwww…

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