you never
kissed me
first.

i always have to
make the first move,
lean in for a
less-than-passionate
lock of lips

(our intimacy lasts but
an instant)

you never
kissed me
first.

not until
today.

today i had planned
to tell you
pucker up
or leave the relationship
to die.

i planned to tell you
to be a man,
to slam me against the wall
and let me know that
maybe
you cared.

i had a plan.

but without a word from me
you grabbed my lips
with yours and
proceeded
to show your love to me.

you got the hint.

maybe we're closer than i had imagined.