Serpent’s Kiss


Lips as red as Eden’s apple

And twice as attractive

Filled with the knowing

Full and extractive


Where whispered the words

Sweet as a winter wine

That feed my smitten soul

And beg me there to dine


Just one short taste

Seems it could do no harm

I lean to meet your smile

Succumbing to your charms


And like a flash of lightning

In that momentary bliss

I willing give up heaven

For the fire that is your kiss


If Hades be the demanded cost

To burn away the original sin

Then kiss me one more time, my love

And let the burning begin


15 Responses to “Serpent’s Kiss”
  1. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Super! Smashing good! And quite a powerful statement to end the poem. Lovely work Brad, well done!

  2. Well written! What an honest portrayal of the fact that we have such an urgent need to “taste love” that no risk seems insurmountable!

  3. beth says:

    ‘seems it could do no harm’ – how many things begin

  4. Jim Borden says:

    the things we do for love… (a song by 10CC)

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Wow!! My heart is racing from this one. You hook me with those endings, every time! ❤🔥

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    Living on the edge—so tempting but dangerous.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    I adore this lovely romantically flavored piece Brad. You are doing a lot of these lately and you are so good writing about love. Keep in coming. Love ❤️ Jonikins

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