Kiss

Kiss

I could not kiss you lightly
Brush cheek with cheek and vanish
Hummingbird swift to another blossom.
Deeper nectars demand the patience of desire

I could not kiss you softly.
Sweetness comes to summer fruit
bruised by tongue and lip and tooth.
Fierce kisses delight as they devour.

I could not kiss you quickly.
Aeons might pass in a stolen breath;
Empires rise and fall upon your lips,
Two lifetimes, evanescent as a touch.

I could not kiss you as I might
So I will touch your hand
When we meet and smile,
And I shall not kiss at all.

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3 comments

  1. Is this about how Mars lost its ancient watery atmosphere to solar wind?

    1. Yes. Yes it is. You’ve seen right through my subterfuges…

  2. Good to know. I thought it was one of those simile/analogy/metaphors thingies.

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