July 7, 2011

I Could Have Kissed You

Location, Location, Location

I could have kissed you

under cherry blossoms,

pale petals drifting down

like the trees wanted to

pretend they could be


I could have kissed you

in the rain, drenched to

our bones and not even

caring that the skies

opened up above us

and tried to wash us out.

I could have kissed you

in a clearing in the most

secluded woods, with

just the sound of wind

rustling through the leaves

and a few voyeuristic

finches peeping at us.

Instead, I kissed you

in the parking lot of a

Waffle House, just shy

of 2 a.m. in the middle

of a hectic week, with

our waitress grinning

at us from the other

side of the window,

because, honestly,

how could I not?

This poem © Gabriel Gadfly.

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