Apparently, I like Science

Did you know there’s a science
behind the kiss?
Yes, actual research.
It even has a name:
Philematology
For instance,
scientists have determined that it
requires the use of thirty four facial muscles.
Although, when I kiss you
I feel every muscle
in my entire body
contract.
That’s not all.
Experts also say
we kiss because our lips
and tongues
are full of sensitive nerve endings.
I may not have a PhD
but I could have told you that.
I experience
electricity
and chemistry
and all sorts of other scientific reactions
each time our
lips brush
maybe brush isn’t the best word…
More like crash.
They have also found
it increases heart rate
and blood pressure
breathing deepens
and thoughts retreat.
No shit.
Excuse my language,
but that’s a given, right?
I feel the need to physically
hold my heart
in my chest
if your lips are anywhere in the
vicinity of mine.
They’re a magnet
drawing me in.
Gentle.
Hungry.
There’s this other study
that states sixty six percent
of women lose interest
after the first kiss.
I must fall in the minority
because
my distracted mind
can think of nothing else.
Furthermore, research has been
conducted
on what it means
if you tilt your head
left
or right
I don’t know about all this…
The moments I spend kissing you
are a blur.
And I cannot tell you
which direction I tilt my head
or exactly what muscles are in use,
even though I have relived them
over
and over
in my head.

Maybe this will require
further experimentation.

March 18, 2013