Poetry

Reading Thoughts

“You leaned forward and kissed me.
It told me everything I needed to hear
and everything I wanted to say,
all at the same time.”

There’s just something about the way you move. The way the lines of your face seem to sharpen or soften, depending on the light. And oh, how much I want to take in every last detail of you. In a way, I feel out of my element. Exposed. You can see it written all across my features as I gaze at you. There are so many words I want to say in this very moment. How much I love you, even after all of these years. How much you have shaped me as a person. How you have become a part of me that I can’t bear to lose. As you read every thought that passes through my mind, despite the fact that no sound escapes my lips, you still know. And you didn’t need to answer. You just leaned forward and kissed me with a fervor that told me everything I needed to hear and everything I wanted to say, all at the same time.

© Sarah Doughty
2019

So darling, please don’t
ever stop kissing me like that.

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