The Kiss

The Kiss

They tell the ancient tales they know, the ones

the elders told—of beauty, terror, awe,

and others just for show—and somehow comes

of this the city, custom, craft, and law.

They tell of looking to the hills, the skies

for help, to see them, send them even now

some token of a seemly end that ties

them to a soft beyond, a place of bliss,

of as-before but neither cries nor dies.

You bring it into being: a breath, a kiss.

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Jacobs, F. The Kiss. Acad. Quest. 30, 224 (2017).

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  • Educational Philosophy
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