Congratulations

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A final goodbye kiss...

Submitted: December 24, 2011

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Submitted: December 24, 2011

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Never thought we'd have a last kiss, because I didn't expect us to have a first kiss. And, when you told me not to say goodbye, I never thought I would be watching you walk someone else down the isle. And, damn, if she wasn't so pretty..

Ten years come and gone, and here I am still loving you. All dolled up in a dress I bought just yesterday, mascara scarring my checks from tears you weren't allowed to see. Ten years, and I am still the same old mess.

And, when they ask if anyone has any last words, speak or forever hold your peace, I grasp the seat in front of me. I think to rise, but instead apologize to the young man my knuckles brushed against. And, then I'm throwing rice at the new woman, and her perfect, perfect groom.

At the reception, you steal me away and smile that most gorgeous smile. Those green eyes, so familiar to me in past years, have been made anew. No more tragic sadness, and I curse the gods I couldn't have been the one to settle the storm within you. You ask me what I think, and if I spoke to the woman who has stolen the name I had meant to claim. I smile and say how she is enchanting, wonderful.. perfect for you.

Away from the crowd, I can't help myself. I apologize, and before I can think of what the consequences will be.. My hand slips behind your neck, and I push upon my tip-toes, despite the high heels. My lips feel the warmth of yours, and my tongue tangos one last time, before I rip away.
Turning away.. I leave you standing all but understanding. And, I leave.

Tears, wasted, trace new rivers of mascara down my pale cheeks. No, I never thought we would have a last kiss. But, more than that, I never dreamed it would be like this..


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