It’s the Monday before Valentine’s Day, so Quadrille #73, the d’Verse offering brought to us by De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo), is entitled A Prelude to a Kiss. The poem must be exactly 44 words and must include the word kiss. Eww, romance. Here goes.
Oh, how the drunk slip
unmoored, three sheets,
loosed lips finally admit
love for you with sloppy kiss.
Lying silent at retreat of night
awash in dawn’s rising tide of light
sober scared, lips clenched tight.
You turn to me, and kiss me right.