Today's poem is by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

The Kiss of the Stone

is slow
and significant.

Set in his ways, he knows
how he wants you
to turn your face, how much
breath to apply on his
deliberate tongue.

While your lips are locked,
you meet his gaze and see that he
already waits for you at this same spot
in at least three centuries.

That's when your next kiss
will be. That's when he'll admit
he's never stopped loving you.

He will ask your dust to marry him
back then.

Copyright © 2012 Katerina Stoykova-Klemer All rights reserved
from The Porcupine of Mind
Broadstone Books
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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