When I kissed you,

I put my name in your mouth,

And I took yours from you.

 

I rolled it across my tongue, and tasted it.

The spice and the sugars, the esters and sparks of your name.

 

It dissolved in my mouth.

And I could hear your voice in my head.

When your name dissolved with bubbles like champagne.

 

And I heard the crack, felt you bite down on my name and shatter it like hard candy,

 like a jewel in your mouth in a thousand sweet pieces.

 

Chewed up my name and swallowed it while yours sparkled down my throat.

 

 

I took from you, you took from me.

You bit, and I let my

                                                saliva

                                                                do the work.

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Of breaking us down and taking us into each other.

Me in you, and you in me,

Our names.

Eaten up like candy.