From Sweet to Fire

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  Prelude to a Kiss
(posted by Kim)

"A week too late for Valentine’s Day, the challenge is to write a poem about kissing, a special kiss that still haunts you, a peck, a snog, a kiss hello or a kiss goodbye. Whatever it is, try to capture the wordless intimacy of the act."

First time kiss with someone
you have dreamt about
kissing for a while,
wondering what it would 
feel like.  Tentatively, 
lips touch softly, 
electricity begins to jolt.  
Neither can pull away from
the sweetness.  Intensity
grows, and lips press
harder.  Slowly, lips part, 
and fire begins. 

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to From Sweet to Fire

  1. M Jay Dixit says:

    The spark, then the fire! Great poem.


  2. kim881 says:

    Another first time kiss! I love how you start with the wondering, Sara, the (at first) gentle build-up, and the leap from spark into fire.


  3. Helen says:

    You summed it up beautifully!


  4. Jim says:

    This was sweet, and a sweet time to remember.
    My first kiss may have been in first grade. Dunno.


  5. sanaarizvi says:

    Is it me or is it getting hot in here?! Gorgeous work done, Sara!! ❤️❤️❤️


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