The Kiss

by Zamounde Allie

Where did it go
This kiss that I use to know
The one first given out of lovin' breath
Where did it go
I long to hold that energy between my lips
This first kiss that caused my heart to do flips
I thought then that it would last
Like the picture that reminds us of our past
Where did it go
Is it covered by the dust of the years
Or is it lost beneath our fears
I remember that kiss
I hold on to the memory of it with a tight fist
Between my knuckles it escaped some how
To leave only my last thoughts now
I still love you the same
Each day I think of your name
But we lost the power of that kiss
Fightin' life's game
I turn back to you now
Like a vacuum well endowed
I give you what I did then
My undivided attention
For the recallin' of what use to just happen
The kiss

         (To my wife Tracy, of thirteen years with love)

The Kiss by Zamounde Allie

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