Last Kiss by Sally James


Did you know I kissed you

felt your silence on my lips ?

Your eyes were closed 

your palms crossed 

there was no quickening  

of heartbeat  

or rise and fall of chest 

light flickered in the  

silver of your hair 

danced on the shine 

of cold skin 

my warmth could not melt you 

or my voice awaken you 

I was not perfect 

but I was always there 

till death did us part.