4. Life-kiss

Intimate lovers embrace


Of your open mouth,

I have learned to expect

the ocean air that keeps me alive

the cinnamon scent that spikes my dreams

the rose’s bloom that laces your smile.

From your parted lips,

I crave too much

A tempest of words that will set me free,

The soft music that mutes battlegrounds,

The sighs that lullaby a man to sleep.

From your open lips,

I desire salvation,

Benediction of my infinite days

But should you wish upon me condemnation,

I want your lips to burn me to the stake.

But of all the burdens I place upon your mouth,

Of all that I crave, and all that I miss,

It goads me love, something profound,

that your petal-lips remember this.

When next they open, they let fall

like crepuscular snow into the abyss,

the secret knowledge, the primal call,

from flesh to ash, they scorch me kiss by kiss.

 ©2013 Ani Keating


3 thoughts on “4. Life-kiss

  1. Analeyna says:

    Ah, so beautiful! I’ve recently found this site and have instantly become addicted. BTW, is there a link for Aiden’s letters? I managed to find 2 letters, but practically by accident and there are not tabs/link from the top.

    • asurnois says:

      Hi Analeyna (beautiful name by the way), thanks so much for commenting and liking my site. Of all Aiden’s letters – there are 4 total so far – 2 are here on the home page posts, which you probably found. (Letter 2 and 3). Letter 1 to his son is in the original 30 Nights (and that chapter will come up) and Letter 1 to his fictional mother of his child is in the second Aiden chapter, under Aiden’s Nights above. But you make a good point: maybe I should put them all under a tab… There will be more coming up. I had no idea people would like them. 🙂 thank you so much!

      • LiliGrey says:

        I think it is a great idea for you to put them under a tab also. They deserve their own home.

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