Teodoro Luna's Two Kisses by ALBERTO RIOS

Mr. Teodoro Luna in his later years had taken to kissing His wife Not so much with his lips as with his brows. This is not to say he put his forehead Against her mouth-- Rather, he would lift his eyebrows, once, quickly: Not so vigorously he might be confused with the villain Famous in the theatres, but not so little as to be thought A slight movement, one of acccident. This way He kissed her Often and quietly, across tables and through doorways, Sometimes in photographs, and so through the years themselves. This was his passion, that only she might see. The chance He might feel some movement on her lips Toward laughter.

From "Teodoro Luna's Two Kisses" (Norton: $9.95;95 pp.) . 1990 by Alberto Rios. Reprinted by permission.

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