Tuesday, 2 March 2010



1. a unit of mass equal to 1000 grams: the base International System unit of mass, equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram, a platinum-iridium cylinder kept in Sèvres, France. Abbreviation: kg
2. a unit of force and weight, equal to the force that produces an acceleration of 9.80665 meters per second per second when acting on a mass of one kilogram. Abbreviation: kg

She was in his debt
And therefore in his clutch
Would he ask for a pound of flesh?
His lust for money was...
His desire for a bond
Strongest still.
The request was for a kilogram.
Of kisses.

The background picture is copyright of Willow of Willow Manor, who has put it forth as a writing prompt.
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The Muse said...

ah...the price we pay for love!
i like it! :)
(wondering how many kisses are in a kilo)


Evocative, excellent; you have compelling qualities for setting a tone and atmosphere.

Brian Miller said...

a kilo of kisses...sounds like we might be a while. smiles. nice magpie.

little hat said...

A kilo of kisses - heavy petting?

martha said...

That's a heavy load to bear if you can't stand the guy.
Nice one!

willow said...

Kilo of kisses. I love that.

Geetly said...

Love it.

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely response!

Angie Muresan said...

Hope our girl likes the guy. Still, a kilo of kisses is a small price to pay. Lovely writing.

steviewren said...

A kilogram of kisses sounds like a terrible fate to befall one. (strickly spoken with my tongue firmly in cheek!)

C.M. Jackson said...

loved this take on the weight--ah love!

rel said...

better to be owed than to owe I think.
I prefer my kisses by the milligram. ;)

Tom said...

payable in a lump sum?

or maybe the installment plan!

good stuff.

Suz said...

liked it!

Peter Goulding said...

Very very innovative!
A kilogram of kisses instead of a pound of flesh eh?

Uma Gowrishankar said...

I like the way you've used the picture as a poem. Loved the strange request to pay the debt. As Brian says, it might be a while before done