You sweep me off the ground and into your arms,
and the way you look at me
I have the sudden conviction that you want to kiss me.
And then you’re leaning in
and my mouth’s upturned
and my eyes are closing
and you know that I have said yes.
then a surprising softness of lips
in a gentle kiss
in a way that I have never known before.
Our lips meet
and we each figure out the other
and our cheeks brush in that way
for the first time.
And when you walk away,
I am still smiling.