The Last Kiss by Dave Dutton Fraser

I was near asleep
My mind still a slumber.
My heart had no knowledge
Of future events.

I hardly noticed or
Even responded
To the taste
Of your sweet lips

I had not the opportunity
To savour, enjoy or behold
That which would be
Soon gone forever.

If only I had known,
I could have sensed
The meaning and urgency.
Your last act of kindness.

If only I had known
That my old fears were rising,
Growing from the earth you salted
And taking me from you.

I would have awakened strong
And held you tight
If only I had known
You were kissing me,