Would you mind terribly if I kissed you now?
I don't mean to bother you.
It's just that we've been sitting here all night talking,
talking, talking, talking,
and I really would like to kiss you now.
I understand if you'd rather I didn't. I wouldn't want to kiss me either.
But everything about you- the upturned corner of your mouth, the quickness of your eyes, your silent exhale.
I don't have much to offer.
I'm a good kisser, and I like doing it. But I don't have much money, and what little I do, I usually spend in this bar.
And my job isn't spectacular.
And my car doesn't always run.
And I'll never be a millionaire or a captain of industry.
But I will love you, I promise.
I will love you, and I will never forget,
how your breath and mine hang in the air tonight.
With all the strength in my legs.
With all the air in my lungs.
With all the thoughts in my head,
I will love you.
And I understand if that's not enough.