sans golden robes.
Our first kiss was on that crowded street in Shinchon
in front of the Buy The Way, in the middle of cold February, 2001,
throngs of humanity shouldering past us
like a pneumonic chest heaving.
We were frozen in time, in space. Drifting
through these seas of gold. I have been kissing
you ever since in this perspective,
this picture frame, this blanket
of golden perfection.