We hold hands and clutch
tight with our fingers sweaty and
white-tipped
in the delicious fear
of being caught
at first love’s kiss
that risk of wanting a taste of my
cherry-glossed lips
draws you in closer
and my heart races not only
at the warm smell of your skin and not because
soon people will begin to pass our corner
wanting their few moments alone
with the risk of first love’s kiss
but because I am ready
to test my technique
(practiced on the soft side of my fisted hand)

I think you hesitate in want of
someone seeing you steal
the sweetness from me
pride in boys is tempting
but the silver-braced smile
and the sweet smell of my cherry lip-gloss
are too much for you
and you lean in
and kiss me
with the swiftness
of a moment
turned memory
and the risk becomes
the worth
of a first love

Risky

4 thoughts on “First Love’s Kiss

  1. Thank you
    Fantastic blog

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    1. Anonymous says:

      First kiss.

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  2. Nicely painted the scenario for the….first love kiss….the practice weapon mentioned was a surprise….

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  3. Emeka says:

    Thank you. Don’t tell me that you never made a fist and practiced kissing that soft area right above your thumb? I would think everyone did.

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