one minute before the kiss

the flowering scent of lavender
in my hair
captures your attention
as i move through
the small space
beside you
and you look up
from whatever you were doing
everything momentarily forgotten
while our eyes lock
in loud silence
unsaid things shouted
between your mouth
and mine
as the space between our lips
closes
and your tongue brushes my
shoulder
while your fingers
slide through my dark hair
the air becomes thick
almost unbreathable
with love and lust
and passion
i feel my skin burn
as your hand deliberately moves down
my spine
and pulls me in
quickly
and you steal my gasp
with your mouth

July 4. 2013