A Kiss in Your Pocket: Wish (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Wish

Two years ago, I
dreamt of romance, adventure,
of chasing a love
across the world—two years I
dreamt—who’d have thought it’d come true

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Virgo (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Virgo

You’re so beautiful
in the moonlight—the stars and
constellations can’t compare

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Unconditional (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Unconditional

At night, while you sleep,
I count stars to measure my
love for you—I’m still counting

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Together (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Together

My cherry blossom,
come seal our love with a kiss,
and I promise to
love, cherish, respect, honor
you until my dying breath

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Showers (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Showers

April showers bring
May flowers—by the window,
I wait for peonies,
peach roses, a white tulle dress,
a kiss from you down the aisle

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Rain (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Rain

Come outside—in the
rain, the gusty wind—get your
hair wet, and I’ll quench your lips

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Quench (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Quench

Thirsty days without
your lips on mine—torrential
downpour, but my mouth is dry

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Pacific (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Pacific

Let’s go to the beach
tonight, only the ocean
to whisper poetry
in our ears, the stars to
dance on our skin as we dive

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket: Ocean (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Ocean

Your love is like the
sea, like high tide at high noon,
sweeps me off my feet,
pushes deep with the lunar
cycle, overwhelms my heart

2019© Nortina Simmons

A Kiss in Your Pocket (Bonus Post): Nude (#AtoZChallenge #LovePoetry)

Love Tanka #10

Show me everything,
baby, and I’ll remove my clothes—
tonight we’ll learn all
there is of one another,
from our heads to our toes

2019© Nortina Simmons


Here’s another bonus post for the A to Z Challenge, this one inspired by the “M” and “N” sedoka pair. Again, this isn’t necessarily part of my A Kiss in Your Pocket theme, but the muse has definitely been talkative since I started this project, so I’m letting her take over and guide my pen…err…fingers. 🙂