Talk, Don't Spit

Updated on March 1, 2018
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I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Spit Talk
Spit Talk

Talk, don't spit

My face is not something you should share your saliva with

I really don’t mind listening to your words

But the spit rolls off your tongue and flies like a bird

I just can’t manage when you have to say words that begin or end with an S

If I am at least six feet away my face will still become a saliva fortress

I have to be dodging, bobbing and weave

This much spit from a conversation is hard to believe


Whenever we meet i have to be sure to have a few wipes nearby

Else my face would have probably been infected and destroyed my eyes

I know you also have sinusitis which causes your breath to stink

Maybe you need a spit shield. Don't you think?


Take this, I bought this hanky for you

I guess you get the gist and know what to do

I really don’t want any fluids from your body unto mine

So I bought this mask to use when it is talk time

Don’t be insulted, don’t cry, I don’t mean anything bad really

It is just that my neck hurts and cannot manage moving so swiftly

No. Don’t say that, I really want us to be friends

But please, talk don’t spit. It’s time for your mouth to make amends.

© 2018 Clive Williams

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    • nikkikhan10 profile image

      Nikki Khan 

      8 months ago from London

      Ha ha,, good one Clive,,obviously face is not a spitting bin to spit on while talking.

      Need some precautions here :)

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      8 months ago from Jamaica

      lol frank

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      8 months ago from Shelton

      I'll damn spit where I damn please.... now move a little closer pooyahhh! LOL this was very good Clive

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      John Adebisi 

      8 months ago from Nigeria

      Six feet is a spitting distance. Clive, you're too close to Olive!

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      8 months ago from Jamaica

      Many people did Flourish...many people did.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      8 months ago from Jamaica

      Really Eric? Lol

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      8 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well done. I have actually used the technique to gain advantage. It is an unseen thing.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      8 months ago from USA

      I can only imagine the person who inspired this. Yuck.

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