My last kiss
With you
Will be fierce.
My mouth imprints on yours
Creating a road-map for ever
A path through the wilderness
That years of routine cannot fade away.

My last kiss
With you
Will be painful.
How else will I remember
the contours of your smile?
How else will you
Remember
My name?
And thus, Romeo,
With a bite of your lips
I die.

My last kiss
With you
Will taste salty
A little bitter too.
What with all the regret
And anger and resentment
And the taking for granted
And the taking and the taking and the–
Taking.
My tears won’t stop for our goodbye.

My last kiss
With you
Will be exploratory.
As I hold
Your empty hands full of
Empty promises
Hands once full of
Hope full of Me.
Searching searching
your palms for anything
wanting everything every
Thing.

My last kiss
With you
Will be celebratory.
Anything but perfunctory
Anything but sweet nothings
Anything but whispery
Subtle or demure
The time for all these is gone.
My last kiss with you will be one
For the ages.

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