Kiss of Grace

You kissed me
to dissolve my fears.

What held me together fell away.
I nearly fell apart.

Your beauty
kept my eyes steady.

My nose, fingers and legs
did not wish to leave my eyes behind.

My fingers touched your bare thigh.
A deeper attraction

pulled the rest of me
back into place.

You assured me
that this tranquility

will remain when you stand
to leave.

Your noiseless steps passed the door.
I know silence still.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney