When a girl says kiss me Dont. Just. Dont. You clearly would not be prepared for what comes next Like commitment Or concern. When a girl says kiss me Ask her to repeat herself Hold her close Her chin between your thumb and your index finger Feel her breathe Her diaphragm contracting and expanding. If her breath doesn’t rush If her cheeks dont blush If you dont see magic in her eyes Or the trembling of her body Dont kiss her. Don’t mistake her shaking body for fear She is not scared She is not needy She is not finding validation When a girl says kiss me She wants to know how you react. She will notice the minutest details about you right then So she can go on and tell her friends “And he looked at my lips and into my eyes and by God it fixed the scars on my wrists” Ask her to repeat herself. See how her body welcomes you If she asks you for time Bring her every clock in the world If she asks for space Take her to NASA If she asks for affection Hug her into your chest and promise her you won’t hurt her Because you won’t When a girl asks you to kiss her Look into her eyes Kiss her forehead Kissing her doesn’t meant you’ve to shove your tongue in her mouth. Wait. Look. Feel. Don’t take a long awkward pause, It’s unhealthy for her anxiety. She will think you think she’s unattractive. Don’t call her beautiful if you don’t mean it But don’t let her feel ugly. Don’t look at her fucking boobs. Please. Don’t. Look at her lips and run your finger across them. Kiss her first with your eyes Then with your fingers Then with your breath that smells of cigarettes and good intentions And if you have any more of you left Kiss her with your lips. Don’t go too fast Don’t ruin the moment for her. Hold her close Put one hand on her waist without wondering how wide it is Another on her neck suppressing your desire to choke the life out of her Hold her close. Don’t go too fast with her She’s used to that. Knock her over by making her count each and every breath when she’s with you Like deep sea diving. Or watching the sunset by a beach Make her realise every breath she takes With you. Through you. For you. When a girl says kiss me Don’t think she will spread her legs next. She won’t. Don’t expect her to. Instead, push her knees together And tell her that you might have a lot of flaws But being a dick isn’t one of them. When a girl says kiss me Kiss her Kiss her recklessly Kiss her without looking at who’s around Without wondering how it’ll be for your image Show her off in that moment as yours As a part of you As much as the scar that runs down your knee from that one time you were riding a bicycle As much a part of you as your tattoo that shows off your veins As much a part of you as your loneliness at sundown. Kiss her Hold her Be gentle Keep her near you Kiss her awkward smile Her crooked teeth Her anxiety Her scars and stretch marks and unwanted hair Her years of laying in bed at night without sleep. Kiss her neck. Her forehead. Her eyes. And lastly, her lips. Kiss her. Just don’t limit it to her body.