Somatic Lab #5: Kiss Off

a generative exercise that uses the erogenous edge (the mouth lines) as megaphone AND portal (the lines mouth)

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Fill a glass or cup with beverage of choice.  Cover lips with lipstick, balm, stain, or fruit.  Place a sheet of paper and a pen on the table.  Inhale an intention or question.  Exhale clear the space.

Drink from the glass. Leave a mark. Free-write a line with each sip - automatic - whatever comes to/through/of/from the lips and presses/ spills /pours /curls /wraps /drops /spits forth.  Continue to drink and fill and sip and write until the lip smeared lines disappear.  Until you erase the ring around, write.  This may take minutes, hours, days, beverages, pages, pens - perhaps, there will be germs [maybe, germination].  The writing is not clean. The mouth lines; the lines mouth. 

Read through the text.  Keep the lines that stick; kiss off the rest

To access the Somatic Lab Notes for this exercise, check out our anthology Writing at the Edge. Share your creative and critical responses here.  Let's continue the conversation at/on/of/through/with the edge.