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First Encounters

Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash

Love introduced itself in so many guises
Timothy in primary, who liked to kiss the girls
Chasing around the playgrounds, interrupting
our female communal activity tribes.

We never questioned his rights to pursue
Just ran screaming, enjoying the chase
But not his big soppy lips,
big sloppy kisses on our mouths.



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Sylvia Clare MSc. Psychol

Sylvia Clare MSc. Psychol

Mindfulness teacher, poet, author of ‘The Well Mannered Penis’, ‘No Visible Injuries’, ‘Living Well and Loving ADHD’ ‘Julia’ and others.