Her Hair Before A Kiss
Precarious, nervous even -
Can a smell be nervous?
Because here we are,
there you are, charging
the air with electric hair-strands,
dangerous stingy jellyfish strands,
sweetly stinging my face, captured now,
fragrant sinews invading gently,
mind numb, caressed by hooks and barbs,
a tentative olfactory invasion...
But that's you.
I breathe slow.
Preserving the anxious