#2,490 A tentative kiss

A tentative kiss will be his
first thing – brush of prises
& sensitive breach – revisit
of 1984 – or before [& from
that wrong side of rattling
tracks] – a light lip-landing
as prelude [they moved to
carnality quick in eighties’
England] – then a touch by
crafted fingers – tendering
teases of squeeze enough –
thrusts would come [a sex
life pared by auld & newer
worriments of infections] –
these days a deflection of
disease with lazy eases [in
fresh-laundered beds a lie
of less contagion – a hope]
& scarred lovers stumble –
without youth’s confusion