I like to get off with people
I like to lie in their arms
I like to be held and lightly kissed, safe from all alarms
I like to laugh and be happy
With a beautiful kiss
I tell you, in all the world
There is no bliss like this
– Stevie Smith
I loved you so much last night!
You loved me absent.
I kissed you so much last night!
You looked at me absent.
I adored you without thinking of you physically. I kissed you without feeling myself on your face. I looked at you without a look and without the sun.
And is that possible, beloved?
Ask that cloud that crossed my dream and rested in your soul.
That rested in my soul?
Carried by the breeze, with the last note of my life in a song.
And the breeze, what did it do when it felt you in its meadows?
With confused eyes, it witnessed my invasion.
And it didn’t want to kiss you?
Its lips didn’t reach my heart in flower. It should have seen my face in a smile of water, with you in the emotion.
And thus you arrived, beloved?
Thus I looked at your soul, I kissed your smile, and adored your illusion