Before the Kiss

before the kiss © 2016 heather rhodes studio petronella all rights reserved

radiant
cellular
intelligence;

look and leap
immersed in deep tango…

that long before
the kiss,

her mouth had
already tasted it;

pungent and red,
like a crushed pomegranate

smokey,
like a fire surrendering
an enduring night
of flame
and story
and song
and longing...…

beneath
the hanging gardens
of celestial bodies,
that showered us
with shooting stars
of wonder
and belonging;

we walked out
onto the mesa,

and wrapped
our selves
in this

words & image © Heather Rhodes at  Studio Petronella 
model: ofelia