Under starlight, you placed your lips
on mine.
Kisses met in the air
just as the cool
summer met my calves.
Shiver under the chill of starlight
that kisses Earth,
two stars caught, met in darkness.
the distance: us and the sun
bright pathways
between other suns of invisible planets
alongside Earth
where kisses met
in their oceans, in their fields,
and even in the darkness
with the stars.
We see from here how close
They really are, kisses
kissing kisses, kissing stars.

Revised poem from June 2012

the kiss – art deco 

a mosaic inside the “Hochzeitsturm” (www.flickr.com/photos/58526667@N00/174571707/) in Darmstadt