First Kiss

People have warned me that jumping into something new isn’t the best idea immediately after ending something toxic. I know, but, this heartbreak is hard to handle on my own, and he’s treating me just right. It’s as if someone gave him an instruction manual on how to love me. We laugh and talk for hours, and it seems as if neither one of us wants the night to end. When I ask if I can have a hug, he pulls me close, and doesn’t let go. Neither do I. My eyes gradually gaze up towards his, and our lips gently unite.

Treasure hunt complete
Serendipity, look up
Unexpected gem

My heart drops. The world stops. He kisses me like he might be the one.

Written for Haibun Monday: Look Up! by dVerse Poets Pub


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Rob Kistner says:

    This was a very engaging and tender piece — well written Sylvia. 🙂

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  2. Nitin Lalit says:

    This is a very beautiful piece. It’s good to move on and find someone who treats you properly.

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  3. Aww, gazing up to a first kiss is bliss!! 👏👏

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  4. Ron. says:


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  5. K.Hartless says:

    A brave moment of carpe diem. Enjoyed this special twist.

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  6. rothpoetry says:

    Emotions do play with our minds and sometimes cloud our judgement. Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Dwight! 🙂


  7. M Jay Dixit says:

    So darn romantic! Loved it.

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  8. merrildsmith says:

    Oh, I hope he is the one! 💙 I love how the haiku ends with “unexpected gem.”

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  9. He may not have been the one, but this poem was inspired by a sweet moment nonetheless 🙂


  10. msjadeli says:

    There truly is nothing more electrifying than a first kiss with someone. You described the scene well.


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