Mask

An ocean of faceless people
and there you were
unmasked: your nude mouth
quite suddenly
a forbidden territory.
I crossed its vast landscape
like a pilgrim
longing for the sweet sound
of your voice, of words
quenching my ear,
and this lost knowledge
of true love
from a single kiss.
It all came back to me,
the flame of many old dreams
when you were mine—
body, heart, and soul entwined.

// 22 Jun 2020

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