996 When You Lick Your Fingers 05-02-21

I admire

that you lick your finger

to get the last of the lint

from the dryer-filter

when the clothes are

all warm and ready.

I enjoy

the way you lick your fingers

to clean the chocolate frosting

from them

after you’ve topped your fudge cake,

all fresh and warm and ready,

from the oven.

It reveals an inclination towards fruition,

the completion of the task… at hand.

I love,

yes, love is the word,

the way you lick your fingers

after you wipe my juice

from your lips with those fingers

and then,


all warm and ready,

kiss me,



knowing ,

only half the evenings enterprise

is done.

About Ken Greenman

Married and Happy. Retired and busy. Living in NC. 71 and counting. December 12, 2020 and it's 72! ... I would love some written comments, critiques, adulation or kind suggestions.... If you have the time and or inclination, please feel free! Not in fear but by faith. We will see. See you later! If you ever want to talk for real, email me and I will send you my cell number.... I am enjoying this!
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