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listen to the kiss

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listen to the kiss

i recall a timely
tumbling, trickling down the
arch of my maroon cheek;
finding its way atop
my sizzling tongue

the kiss is a
gentle whip
righting my thoughts
before they can be spoken,

and i listen to the
kiss in this mosaic sphere of
curious eyes and
indifferent hands

for i know each moment
in time—
time enough in the world,
you see—
is time enough
for us
to love