parting kiss

a goodbye
not forever but for tonight
at least that’s the play in my head
the taste that kept the noose away
i will never give us up
no matter the consequence of my heart
i love you for now and from today
i march on with that plan
the parting kiss
to make me feel better
and hold it forever
you give in to my request
not as easy as in the past
but with a new note and flair
a distant and inhibited embrace

© simon whittle — from lovers’ tiff: a ballad

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