A Kiss in the Forest

Written by: mary bannister

Fallen needles soften passage into the forest.
Precise footsteps beckon her to him,

Like a portrait of symmetry in motion.
A kaleidoscope discloses awe-inspiring beauty,
As sunlight freckles tease fluttery fronds,
And stillborn dew splashes spongy mounded moss.

The green velvet becomes denser 
With miniature outdoor terrariums, 
Everywhere you look.

A grand opening welcomes a multiplicity of fauna,
Bustling about in the spectacle of day,
Urgently amassing essential ingredients,
For survival and sanctuary.

And in the distance a soothing sound-
A babbling brook, 
An incessant talker,
Trekking with his daytime comrade-
The dogged sun,

Laughing with his pal- 
The luminous moon,
An egotistical lover who can’t keep, 
His vanity in check,
As time and time again he returns,
To glean his wondrous reflection, 
In the crystal, clear, midnight waters.

And amidst this beauty, 
A kiss is shared between her and him.

Not just any kiss,
For this is not just any place.

They have been transported 
To a chamber of serenity

Where birds’ songs thankfully know, 
No limit to jubilation and pleasure.

The kiss has been fueled by unspeakable splendor,
Christened with peace and appreciation,

Escalating and deepening the passion,
Between her and him.

A matchless kiss- 

A Kiss in the Forest!