A kiss, when all is said, - what is it?
A pledge properly sealed, a promise seasoned to taste,
A vow stamped with the immediacy of a lip,
A rosy circle drawn around the verb 'to love.'
A kiss is a message too intimate for the ear,
Infinity captured in the bee's brief visit to a flower,
Secular communication with an aftertaste of heaven,
The pulse rising from the heart to utter its name on a lover's lip: 'Forever.'"