When X can mean No
the opposite to ‘tick’.
How come it can mean yes, a kiss,
marks the spot, has
something to do with factors?
Crossed out, take care,
train approaching, branded,
a children’s game.
why the ‘e’? Superfluous, surely.
Religion on a tilt, carrying.
Hopscotch, noughts and…crosses.
Angry, annoyed, no kisses there, or maybe.
Crossroads, change of direction.
O you naughty child,
kiss it better.
Cross breed, hybrid, mutant.
exquisite, excruciating…ah that X.
Took a while but cannot be ignored.
When kisses go wrong…
Helen Ducal 2009