1-800-Hotlips (poem and painting)


mixed media on paper

call the number

if you dare

up from slumber

drop all care

get it right

don’t hesitate

don’t take all night

don’t start too late

who will answer

can you know

miss or mister

high voice or low

do you dare

to call the number

bring the player

into your chamber


a moment more

you won’t find fate

at your front door


© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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Kiss (poem and painting)


watercolour and lipstick on paper

what’s in a kiss?

a certain kind of bliss

the answer to a wish

a reason to exist

that’s all in a kiss

there’s more to a kiss

things we usually miss

kinaesthetically intensely sexually sensual

kaleidoscopically insanely stupendously splintered

connection instigating saturnalian sensation

calm inspiring sublime serenity

things in a kiss we usually miss

that’s what makes much more to a kiss


© Cindy Lapeña, 2011


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