Michael Silver

Rookie (12/17/95)

Why A Kiss - Poem by Michael Silver

Why a kiss
Why did we choose the simple touching of flesh
Why is it we chose to risk some sickly infection to show our affection
Why is it we chose to pucker our lips like a child as it feeds on the breast
Perhaps like a child we hunger for love
And this is how we chose to feed from it
If this is the case, I have starved for a long while
For while I can feel the warm glow of love upon me
I have never drunk from the cup of intimacy
Perhaps when I raise my hand to drink I find myself holding nothing
Or I hold a silver glass full to the brim
But I am too afraid to bring it to my lips
To bring you to my lips
Why have I forsaken a kiss
If only
Why a kiss

Comments about Why A Kiss by Michael Silver

  • Bri Edwards (1/7/2013 1:44:00 AM)

    i added this to mypoemlist. i probably kissed a girl/woman for the first time (not counting my mom) when i was in college. yes! now i am living with my fourth wife, so i've kissed and loved a few women along the way. i wonder if you made up the feelings expressed in; this poem; i don't mean no one before you has had such feelings! bri
    p.s. i have a poem on ph entitle KISS, with a twist....i think that's correct. it is not so romantic, if that is what people would call your poem. but you do manage to throw a little humor our way with the infection note. thanks for that. the last three lines are unclear to me, but the rest of the poem is a homerun for me, , , , i mean for YOU.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 12, 2012

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