A Kiss.

Just one kiss : two faces met,1
But the brows were knit and the cheeks were wet ;2
Just one kiss : then up and away ;3
But its mark will last for many a day.4
Just one kiss and just one word,5
Softly spoken and hardly heard ;6
Just one word that was said through tears,7
And told the story of all the years.8
Just one look from the deep dark eyes,9
Just one grasp at a glorious prize ;10
Just one kiss—then up and away ;11
But ah ! such a heavy debt to pay.12