Would the Cheshire cat's smile still
have been the the last
to disappear from her sight?
Perhaps she would have lost herself
in his eyes instead,
until their depths departed without trace?
Oh, but the mouth is more dangerous
with teeth that tear.
Swallowed, she disappears.
But the mouth also hungers
in tastes, and touches
and the tenderness of a kiss.
And there are no greater mysteries
than those held within
the curve of a lover's lips.
No. Older or not.
When all else had left her
Her last memory would be of his smile.
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