friends don’t kiss

cuddle, well,

maybe.

arm finding lonely arm.

less lonely loneliness.

but friends,

friends don’t kiss.


is this home?

we hug with heat.

now as friends.

i want to kiss them again.

but friends,

friends don’t kiss.


lip meeting lip

as friends:

you wanted them

to be that.

to you.

just friends!

(…who kiss)

but friends,

friends don’t kiss.