by Masago: Rengay #46 (Jul 13-19, 2008), Verses 1-5 (of 6)
After the storm... the ground receives a kiss / from the rose.
Our lovers' quarrel ends — the make-up smooch begins.
She presses / a tissue between her lips — lipstick remains.
Perched on a stick — he pecks at the budgie / in the mirror.
The soccer ball rises — his first forward heading.
[A forward heading is hitting a soccer ball with your head toward your opponent's goal. It allows you to gain possession of the ball, pass, set up an attack, score goals and defensively clear the ball from the goal area. The fun part of this verse is that it is his first try at this and instead of bouncing the ball off his forehead, the implication is that it hits him straight in the face, and he metaphorically "kisses" the ball.]
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