To be the kissed
–receiving affection, embracing protection–
is to learn love, allowing another to step in and teach,
accepting someone to walk at your side
securing their joyful gifts for your journey.
But to be the kisser
–showering affection, offering protection–
is to embody love, taking strides into another’s life
abandoning yourself to walk beside them,
sacrificing to bring their journey joy.
To be the kissed is to be loved,
but to be the kisser
is to be love.