THE KISS (a poem for my husband)

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I still remember the feeling I felt

When we first kissed…

I remember the spot my feet pressed into on the stairs

How the light held its softness

In the space around us…

So still

Was everything but my heart.

I remember the way your shoulders turned

As you leaned into me

The tilt of your face

And the scruff of your cheek

And your incredible smell…

You smiled as our lips met

And you pressed into me

All iron and ocean

At once indestructible and immoveable

and yet caressing, fluid and all encompassing

You wooed me with the promises you made me with your eyes…

Your kiss filled me with hope

the swell of your presence overwhelmed me

The power of your arms immured me

I felt you were invincible

and

all

mine.

Your kiss caressed my history

And erased it…

I was safe…

And in love.

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