You say…

The kiss we never had
You regret.
But you were young
And I, older, wiser.
Knew better.

Now older, wiser?
I say.
Blow that kiss to me.
Across the years
From the woman I was
To the woman I am.

That kiss cannot undo
A marriage
Or children hurt
It’s just-
That kiss we never had.
That I never forgot.

By Fiona Lochhead 2011

Submitted: Saturday, July 16, 2011