Toward the end of 6th grade,
on a school field trip,
much larger than I,
grabbed me hard by the throat
and kissed me full on the lips.
I recoiled in horror, and wiped my mouth of it.
She’s gone now, and she never gave me another.
Some nights, late and alone in the dark,
I long for one more,
but, it was a once in a lifetime event.