Satie Afternoon

marinating in the afternoon sunshine
wine stained kisses
laughter and French words to impress

running your tongue along your teeth
another kiss from the one you love
an afternoon where eternal love blooms

initials etched into the tree of love,
a coin in the lucky fountain,
a lock on the famous bridge

you needed none of those gestures
now that he tied a piece of string around
the finger connected to your heart