Last Kiss

(from Brainstorms)

standing silent,
neither wanting to say goodbye,
he slowly stretched his hands
to hold her face.

they had kissed before,
but never like this,
a slow, tender kiss
that melted her heart into his.
she reached for him and caught
his arms and held them,
dug her fingers into their sides
as she tried to hold on
and felt him slipping away
at the same time.

though part of her
wanted to cry,
instead she smiled.
because she knew that
life was moving forward,
and that the ending
could only mean
the beginning
of something new.