Writings and Witterings

All The Girls And Boys


Lips to lips, smooth as satin,
squash against teeth;
mouths open
tentative tongues touch and retreat.
Hands cup and curl on earlobes, creep
to cradle napes of necks;
that feeling spirals upwards like smoke.
Eye to eye: should they be closed?
Hair is stroked, soft curls spring
under searching fingers.
‘Morningtown Ride,’
โ€”innocence and sunshine.
Train whistles,
not beneath blankets
but on the sofa.
Mum and Dad are out.

Polly Stretton ยฉ 2014


12 thoughts on “All The Girls And Boys

  1. Sneaky teens. Always up to mischief. Good one. Polly


  2. Uh oh, naughty teenagers. You captured it perfectly. Next you’ll have to write a poem about Mom and Dad’s reaction when they walk through the door and spot the mischief. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  3. That takes me back… Charming and evocative.


  4. Polly, you may have a theme going here. From Carrie’s suggestion (each parent’s own thoughts) to each of the young couple (inner thoughts) and then again several decades later… Perhaps even that of a spying sibling? ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Love it Polly! Dare I say “been there”?! ๐Ÿ˜„ x


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