First Kisses in Two Tempos

You kissed for the kiss and in it
I’ve never felt a second thought
A rush, a mean to a different hit
First kiss was the first of the day
Before we kissed all the way
Before we kissed in the dark

You taught me how to linger
Close my lashes and fly

You kissed a serious kiss
Unique joy in-between
And I became an addicted
Living in permanent high
Ignorant of the effects, I left
And with a last kiss I lost the sky

Your kiss was always a first kiss
A piano symphony still playing in my mind

To my first boyfriend, whose mother was a pianist.

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