THIS KISS WHICH NE'
This kiss which ne'er these lips shall pass
Endures as proof that dreams may last
These lines which keep us both apart
Draw boundaries round a yearning heart
These feelings mix with cold deceit
Sweet fear and longing when we meet
This badge of loyalty I wear
Protects us both from love unfair
This chasm which I'll never cross
Prevents us taking gain or loss
These stairs will never take me higher
Than here - this purgatory of desire.